I always loved Github’s ability to publish pages for a project and get the strain out of your server. However, every time I tried it, I struggled to keep the gh-pages branch up to date. Until I discovered the awesome
Usually my github workflow is like this:
git add . git status // to see what changes are going to be commited git commit -m 'Some descriptive commit message' git push origin master
Now, when I use gh-pages, there are only a few more commands that I have to use after the above:
git checkout gh-pages // go to the gh-pages branch git rebase master // bring gh-pages up to date with master git push origin gh-pages // commit the changes git checkout master // return to the master branch
I know this is old news to some of you (I’m a github n00b, struggling with basic stuff, so my advice is probably for other n00bs), but if I had read this a few months ago, it would’ve saved me big hassles, so I’m writing it for the others out there that are like me a few months ago.
Now if only I find an easy way to automate this… 🙂