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Wordpress - the Gulp way

Hey,

I recently started learning wordpress and am after some advice / tips on a development workflow. I use Gulp a lot and have an awesome process for building static sites but I'm struggling to figure out an easy way to bring that process over to wordpress.

At the moment my process works fine for the development phase but is there an easy way I could update the config file to link to minified styles / scripts in the production phase?

Any tips or resources would be greatly appreciated :)

2 Answers

Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall
32,861 Points

One possible way is to set a variable in your wp-config like this:

<?php

define('IS_DEV', false);

?>

Set it to false on your production config and true in development config. Then in your functions.php you can write a function that will strip the ".min" from the paths to your scripts/stylesheets if IS_DEV is true. You might want to store them all in an associative array and then reference the array in enqueue calls.

Thanks Colin I'll try that