GitHub Pages deployment made easy
Recently I tried to deploy a new Cobalt-powered site from Travis CI, using the then documented method. It failed at random and all tries to debug it failed.
That's when I came across Travis' GitHub Pages Deployment integration.
Add the following snippet to your
deploy: provider: pages skip_cleanup: true github_token: $GH_TOKEN local_dir: build on: branch: master
Now create a new Personal Access Token on GitHub and make sure to include the
public_repo scope (or the
repo scope if you're deploying from a private repository).
Copy the provided token and execute the following code in a shell:
travis encrypt GH_TOKEN=thetokenyougot --add env.global
(make sure to replace
thetokenyougot with the actual token)
Now whenever you push to the
master branch, Travis will run your build first, then grab all files from the
build folder, put that into a new commit in the
gh-pages branch and force-push to GitHub again.
For more settings check the linked documentation (e.g. how to change the folder or branch to be deployed).
Meanwhile, this became the documented method for Cobalt deployment.