Live Site - Travis Setup

Setting up Travis CI to automatically rebuild the live site when a new pull request is pushed involves integrating your GitHub repository with Travis CI and configuring the necessary build steps. Here’s a general outline of the process:

  1. Set up Travis CI:
  • Go to the Travis CI website and sign in with your GitHub account.
  • Authorize Travis CI to access your GitHub repositories.
  • Enable the repository that you want to build.
  1. Configure .travis.yml: Create a .travis.yml file in the root directory of your project. This file should contain instructions for Travis CI on how to build your project. Here’s a basic example:

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language: node_js
  - 14
  - npm install
  - npm run build
  1. Commit and Push the .travis.yml file: Commit the .travis.yml file to your repository and push the changes to trigger the first build on Travis CI.
  2. Set up GitHub Webhooks:
  • In your GitHub repository, go to “Settings” > “Webhooks”.
  • Add a new webhook with the URL provided by Travis CI. This allows Travis CI to be notified whenever there’s a new push or pull request.
  1. Configure Travis CI Build for Pull Requests:
  • Update your .travis.yml file to specify the build steps for pull requests. For example, you might want to deploy your application to the live server only when the pull request is merged into the master branch.
  • Add deployment scripts to your .travis.yml file to deploy the application to your live server.
  1. Testing the CI/CD Pipeline: Make a small change in your repository and create a new pull request. Ensure that Travis CI is triggered and that the build is successful. After merging the pull request, verify that the changes are automatically deployed to your live server.
  2. Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Monitor the Travis CI builds for any errors or warnings. If any issues arise during the deployment process, check the build logs on Travis CI for detailed information about the failures.

By following these steps, you can set up a continuous integration and deployment pipeline using Travis CI, allowing your live site to be automatically rebuilt and updated when new changes are pushed to the repository.