November 29, 2017
As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m using Gulp on a new WordPress project. I like to back up my work every night, and since a lot of WordPress config and customization happens in the WordPress editor and widgets, that means backing up the mysql database as well as the code.
Why not use this newfound tool? Let’s do it.
I did some searching and found Gulp WordPress Backup, but it was overkill for what I wanted. But I saw that it used an npm package named mysqldump, for the export, so I grabbed that and started setting up a new task in gulpfile.js:
Add this to the gulp task and you are good to go!
Make sure you add mysqldump to your project’s package.json, or at least run npm install mysqldump before using!