David Lohmeyer

Personal blog & portfolio of a West Michigan web developer.

I've been creating websites and working on the web for 15 years.  This site is a personal portfolio and blog covering a wide variety of topics including gaming, web development, and health.

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Using Wordpress with Amazon S3 and Git

When you get into larger Wordpress sites that have a very large /wp-content/uploads folder, things start to get a little hairy if you're using Git.  Best practices with Git say to not have binaries like images and media files under version control in order to keep your code base clean, but then it means we can't really use Git for backing up production files like images.

So what do we do?  Setting up an Amazon S3 cloud sync is an obvious answer since S3 is meant to store files.

A few tools can help with this.