New feature: Duplicate sites

We just shipped a new button in Branch!

You can find it under Settings for your site and if you click it, it’ll duplicate the site for you.

What’s included?

  • The pipeline
  • The meta settings (default Git branch)
  • The SSH key

What’s not included?

  • The Git repository (you get to pick a new one)
  • The environment variables

Reusing the SSH key is helpful in situation where you are setting up a lot of sites that need to connect to something where you don’t want to manually upload a lot of different SSH keys.

Enjoy! πŸ™

πŸŽ™ Billable Hours Season 1 is live

I’m really excited to announce that we just started releasing season 1 of our new podcast Billable Hours. The podcast (this season at least) is for WordPress agencies and freelance shops covering business and the tech behind it.

Subscribe now to have the 10 episodes delivered to your favorite podcatcher

Season 1 is 10 episodes, covering the following topics:

  • Productized Services
  • Moving Into Products
  • Recurring Revenue
  • Building a Diverse and Inclusive Agency
  • Gutenberg
  • Static and Headless WordPress
  • Laravel for WordPress Developers
  • Growing and Scaling an Agency
  • Accessibility
  • Progressive Web Apps

All topics that are super relevant to you if you are building an agency or running a freelance shop.

The first 3 episodes are live now. You can find them at BillableHours.co.

Ps. If you want to help out, please share the podcast with your network. It would mean a lot to us. Thanks πŸ™

Branch for teams

Our vision for Branch is to be the best way for agencies to deploy WordPress projects. And what are agencies? Agencies are groups of people working together to solve client problems. So naturally we are excited to finally launch proper team access to Branch!

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What we’re working on at Branch these days

This email was sent to the Branch early access and user list on March 20th. I thought I would share it here on the blog as well.


Hey friend,

As most of us in the digital workforce are working from home, I thought I’d take a moment to share what we’re working on at Branch. It’s certainly not the easiest time to focus on work with the current news stream. All the anxiety and panic can make it very hard to think about work – does it even matter? However I don’t think it’s in anyone’s interest to shut down the entire world, so the parts that we can keep moving we probably should.

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Who is Branch for?

This morning I had a call with someone who works for one of the largest and most famous WordPress agencies. It’s an agency I respect a lot and they do an incredible amount of work to support the WordPress community through various open source efforts, sponsorships etc.

While speaking to this person, I had one of those revelations that seem so obvious when you say them out loud, but it really sat with me afterwards.

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My vision for Branch

Yesterday I had a conversation with Jonathan Wold about Branch and the WordPress eco system in general. Jonathan asked me a few times what my vision was for Branch. How do I see this playing out? How do I envision the product in the future? The conversation sparked a lot of great questions for me to reflect on. The purpose of this blog post is to try to answer those questions.

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