DesktopServer version 3.5.2 has a new direct deployment feature to get your WordPress websites from your desktop to your hosting provider in just a few clicks. No FTP or SSH client is necessary. In fact, you won’t even need such credentials to launch. What you will need is a hosting provider that supports WordPress’ File System Direct feature (fortunately, most shared and VPS hosts support this). This post will show you how to use the new feature to launch your site live or to setup a preview site on an existing domain for client previews. A quick summary of what we will cover follows:
- Install WordPress on your destination server.
- Activate the DesktopServer for WordPress plugin.
- Use DesktopServer’s “Direct deploy to an existing server” option.