November 21, 2016
There are several ways to approach managing your dependencies: You can have a zip folder of them; keep them all in a Git repo; use more advanced Git techniques like submodules or subtrees; or use something like TGM Plugin Activation library. You can also use a Composer — the standard PHP dependency management tool — to manage your WordPress site dependencies.
This session will walk you through managing your WordPress dependencies using modern tools like Git, WP-CLI, and Composer, making maintenance easier and decreasing the amount of third-party code you have to store in your repo or code management tool. You should come away knowing a few different approaches to make dependency management both less work and less prone to problems and mistakes.