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
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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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