Better Dependency Management In Team-Based WordPress Projects With Composer

By David Smith

WordPress has come a long way since its genesis in 2003. Once reserved for humble blogs, it now powers websites for some of the world’s largest companies1 and is even being promoted as a platform to power the next generation of Web apps.

As a result of this increasing popularity, over the last couple of years my team and I have been regularly tasked with building ever more complex WordPress websites and apps. As the sizes of these projects increased and our team grew, however, we noticed that keeping the various dependencies of a given project in sync across our development team was becoming increasingly difficult. With different developers joining a project ...

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