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New home for VersionPress

In 2014, we started VersionPress as an exploration whether it would be possible to combine WordPress with the benefits of Git: a history of an entire site, undo functionality, branching and merging, team collaboration…

Borek Bernard

Updated docs site

Thanks to an awesome contribution by @iamlisaross , VersionPress has a brand new documentation : The highlights are: The site is now statically generated by MkDocs and hosted on GitHub Pages. We'll no longer need to…

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VersionPress in 2017, plans for 2018

It's the end of another year, let's look back at 2017 and talk about our plans for 2018. The two most significant things from us in 2017 were: Release of VersionPress 4.0 beta  with support for WordPress plugins and themes…

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VersionPress.com enters beta

UPDATE: Thank you all for the interest! The beta is full now, you can subscribe to be notified when we can accept more users at https://versionpress.com . TL;DR: VersionPress.com , a hosted WordPress platform with focus on…

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VersionPress 4.0 beta

We're happy to announce the availability of VersionPress 4.0-beta . It brings significant stability improvements over the alpha and a couple of new features. You can download 4.0-beta from GitHub and read the full release…

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Announcing VersionPress.com

I'm happy to announce that VersionPress is getting a sister project: VersionPress.com . It is a hosted WordPress platform (a managed WordPress host if you will) that takes the best ideas from VersionPress and packages them…

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VersionPress 4.0 update

👋 It's been a while since the last post  so here's an update for you. The main piece of news is that VersionPress 4.0 now has a release plan: 4.0-beta is coming in June 4.0 final in September Besides that, we're adding…

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Status Update at the End of 2016

Dear VersionPress fans, 2016 is almost up and there hasn't been an update in a while so you deserve one. As usual at this time of the year, let's look both behind and ahead. 2016 in review I was curious to look at the last…

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State of the Word 2016: The Significant One

Yesterday, Matt Mullenweg delivered his annual State of the Word speech at WordCamp US in Philadelphia. At about 54 minutes in, he started a section that I found quite fascinating and means that WordPress 4.7 (to be…

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Remote Workflows

Currently, the commands for cloning and merging  only work locally, meaning that you cannot, out of the box, create a staging environment on a different server. That is often desirable so I'm going to show how you can…

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VersionPress 4.0 Alpha

We're happy to announce that after months of development, VersionPress 4.0-alpha1 is ready and available on GitHub . It brings plugin support which means that even complex sites like WooCommerce shops, large magazines…

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VersionPress 4.0: Feedback on Plugin Support Wanted

VersionPress 4.0 introduces one significant feature:  support for plugins and themes . It's a complex task and a pull request so large that GitHub barely handles it 🙂 but we're close to merging it. Before we do so and…

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Mergebot: Early Thoughts

The hardest thing about VersionPress is database merging ; everything else is relatively simple. Very few dare to take on this problem so I was excited when Delicious Brains announced their newest project, Mergebot…

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Insider Program

UPDATE : just to be clear, the insider program is not about VersionPress itself, it's about cloud services for WordPress freelancers and agencies we're working on. If you're interested in VersionPress itself, chat with us…

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Summer Update (2016 Edition)

Dear VersionPress fans, it's been a while since the last update so here's a refresh for you. VersionPress 4.0 progress First, Jan is making a good progress on 3rd-party plugin support which is the main focus of VersionPress…

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3.0.2 Released

Hi all, we've just released a minor 3.0.2 update on GitHub which fixes one minor issue introduced in 3.0.1 and improves handling of the REST API calls. Enjoy!

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Heading to WCEU Vienna

Part of the VersionPress team will be at WordCamp EU in Vienna this week, specifically: Vasek , our UI guy – TypeScript, React, REST APIs and other cool stuff. Martin ( @stibi ) – lives and breathes Docker & k8s. Me ( Borek…

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User Story by @unclhos

Robert Iseley ( @unclhos ) is one of our early adopters and he caught our attention as he and his team have been using VersionPress for advanced workflows long before they were officially supported. I asked Robert if he could…

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3.0.1 Released

VersionPress 3.0.1 is a relatively small bugfix and reliability release and you can get it from GitHub now. It fixes 9 issues in total, 6 bugs and 3 other improvements. If you're upgrading from VersionPress 3.0, you can…

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VersionPress 4.0 Roadmap

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” But let's try. 3rd party plugin support One of the biggest challenges for VersionPress, and the reason why it's still in the Early Access phase, is WordPress…

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VersionPress 3.0 Released

In January, we were pretty confident VersionPress 3.0 would be released by the end of that month. In February, we were pretty confident… you get the idea . It's the end of April and I'm really happy to announce that…

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Going Open Source

It is my great pleasure to announce that VersionPress goes fully Open Source today . While the software itself has been GPL'd since the first releases, we've been developing it privately and Early Access was a paid-for…

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Git Was Not a Good Idea

( EDIT : As many of you noticed, this was indeed an April Fool's Day prank. We love Git, it's the center part of what we do and SVN could not possibly work inside VersionPress.) When we started developing VersionPress, Git…

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Feeling restless

Pardon the stupid pun but I'm just traveling from the amazing #feelingrestfull conference  and am really feeling that way (apart from being tired – don't ask me why they'd call it “A Day of REST” 🙂 ). Let me share a couple…

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Thank you, 2015

…, you've been a good year to us. Let me briefly look back and also sketch out our plans for 2016. 2015 in review 2015 has been an all-important year for VersionPress. I know we're still in the Early Access mode which many of…

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WordCamp US 2015

Just a quick note, I'll be at WordCamp US later this week (Tuesday to Sunday) and would love to meet and chat with you if you're there too; just ping me at borek@versionpress.net. Thanks!

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What to expect in VersionPress 2.2 and 3.0

With VersionPress 2.0 released and some infrastructure things sorted out in the past couple of weeks, I'd like to talk about what to expect in VersionPress 3.0 and the interim 2.2 release. VersionPress 2.2 2.2 will be a…

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Thoughts on Calypso

Calypso is the big news of the week and here are some random thoughts on it. 1. This is awesome First and foremost, I am personally extremely excited about this. Not only because the new UI is really nice and pleasant to use…

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Moved to GitHub

After the 2.0 release we moved our entire development infrastructure to GitHub. Leaving JIRA and Bitbucket behind, it was an interesting experience that I want to briefly blog about. Why to move The first point I want to…

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Seed Funding (Yay!)

UPDATE : the story was covered by TechCrunch . I'm happy to announce that we've recently closed a $400,000 seed round of funding from five amazing investors , led by Credo Ventures in Prague. This is an important…

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VersionPress 2.0 Released

I'm happy to announce that VersionPress 2.0 has been released! This release brings the much awaited database sync functionality that is key for things like easy staging, team workflows etc., as well as a major update to a…

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The db.php Issue

In VersionPress 2.0, apart from sync / staging and revamped UI , we also took a look at a long-standing issue we have with the db.php drop-in. This blog post will be a bit technical but the TL;DR is that we will now be…

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VersionPress 2.0: New User Interface

The upcoming 2.0 release brings two major features: the sync / staging workflows and a rewritten user interface . This blog post is about the latter. Goals for the new UI Our UI in VersionPress 1.0 was pretty basic. If you…

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VersionPress 2.0: Easy Staging

As we're getting closer to a release of VersionPress 2.0, I'm going to blog about a couple of features that are coming as part of that release. Probably the biggest one is database synchronization which enables things like…

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The Hosting Story

When we set out to create VersionPress, we made a strategic decision to build it around Git . Git is an excellent version control system and many of the exciting features of VersionPress are powered by it, however, it is…

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Summer Update

Hey guys, hope you're enjoying summer holiday (if you have summer in the first place; sorry, southern hemisphere!). I thought I'd update you on VersionPress, our progress during the past few months and what's coming in the…

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VersionPress 1.0.1 Released

While we're working on the v2 release, a couple of issues have been found in VersionPress 1.0 and we're releasing a bug fix release for it today. Main changes are: Bulk changes now display better change messages (technically…

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VersionPress 1.0 Walkthrough

In this blog post I'm going to show how VersionPress 1.0 works and how it can help you manage your WordPress sites. It is a lot of screenshots so let's get rolling. UPDATE : For new features in VersionPress 2.0, see this…

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Empowering WordPress Users

I'm often thinking how to best describe VersionPress. For geeks, it might be a Git version control for WordPress, for regular users it might be the “Time Machine” for their web sites but I always felt that all this is missing…

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VersionPress 1.0 Released

It's here! We're glad to announce the availability of VersionPress 1.0 , the first stable release of what we hope to become an amazingly useful tool for WordPress admins around the world. What is VersionPress If you're new…

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1.0 RC3 Released and Available for Anyone to Test

We're pleased to announce the availability of VersionPress 1.0 RC3 which is planned to be the last release candidate in the 1.0 release cycle. Also, we're making it available to anyone interested so if you want to try it…

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March News

We sometimes go quiet for various reasons but it's never because we would be working less on VersionPress – in fact, it's usually quite the opposite. Let me share what happened during the past month and what progress we made…

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Crowdfunding Campaign – Lessons Learned

Last June, VersionPress went through a crowd-funding campaign and it was a very interesting experience. I've long wanted to blog about it because I believe that crowd-funding is a great option for WordPress plugin…

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1.0 RC2 Released

Today we shipped the second Release Candidate (RC2) to our Early Access Program members. It contains only a few visible changes but is one of the largest preview releases nevertheless. Here are the details. Release…

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The Road to 1.0

The first Release Candidate (RC1) was released earlier this month and in this blog post, let's briefly look at what has been done since then and what is left for the final 1.0 release. Enhancing pre-activation checks If there…

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VersionPress vs. Revisr

One of the most frequently asked question we get, if not the most frequent one, is: “How does VersionPress compare to Revisr?” It's a good question, and one we've long wanted to answer properly, so here you go. In June…

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Announcing Early Access Program

This is the first blog post after quite a while and we're happy to be back! The development period is largely over and we can start discussing how VersionPress will be available in 2015 , what to expect from future releases…

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New Blog

When we first started talking about VersionPress publicly we used a blog at wordpress.com . It served us well and we'll keep it running as an archive but going forward, we'll use this new blog at blog.versionpress.net  to…

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