Sample gitignore

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This uses a single repo for all custom code on a website – typically a theme and a core functionality plugin. I initialize git in the top level directory along with this .gitignore file:

# Ignore everything # ** !wp-content/ wp-content/** !wp-content/themes/ !wp-content/plugins/ wp-content/themes/** wp-content/plugins/** # Add two rules for each Theme or Plugin you want to include: # 1. !folder-name/ <-- includes the Plugin and top level files # 2. !folder-name/** <-- includes the Plugin and sub level files recursively, except for the "Ignore some other system generated files" rules below ############################### # Start editing! # Theme !wp-content/themes/my-custom-theme/ !wp-content/themes/my-custom-theme/** # Functionality Plugin !wp-content/plugins/core-functionality/ !wp-content/plugins/core-functionality/** # Stop editing! ############################################ # Ignore some other system generated files # ############################################ *.com *.class *.dll *.exe *.o *.so *.7z *.dmg *.gz *.iso *.jar *.rar *.tar *.log *.sql *.sqlite .DS_Store ._* .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db .codekit-cache .sass-cache # Sublime *.sublime-project *.sublime-workspace # PhpStorm .idea/ # Always include the build script # ################################### !build.sh !README.md !CHANGELOG.md !.gitignore

Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a freelance WordPress developer and a contributing developer to the Genesis framework. For the past 14 years he has worked with attorneys, publishers, corporations, and non-profits, building custom websites tailored to their needs and goals.

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