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===  WordPress Setup ===
 
===  WordPress Setup ===
1. Unzip the file and name it “ wordpress-site  name”
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1. Unzip the file and name it “wordpress-sitename”
  
* tar -xvzf wp_download.tar.gz // This file lies in /var/www b. mv wordpress/  wordpress-sitename
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* tar -xvzf wp_download.tar.gz // This file lies in /var/www  
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* mv wordpress/  wordpress-sitename
  
2. Create a mysql database with the name “w  p_  sitename”
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2. Create a mysql database with the name “wp_sitename”
  
* mysql -u root -p // You will need the password
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* mysql -u root -p   // You will need the password
* MariaDB [(none)]> create database w  p  _sitename;
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* MariaDB [(none)]> create database wp_sitename;
 
* MariaDB [(none)]> exit
 
* MariaDB [(none)]> exit
  
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* cp datascience.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf
 
* cp datascience.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf
 
* Edit the .conf file and change the word datascience to your sitename
 
* Edit the .conf file and change the word datascience to your sitename
vi sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf
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  >> vi sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf
 
* Create a link from sites-available to sites-enabled
 
* Create a link from sites-available to sites-enabled
- ln -s sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf
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  >> ln -s sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf
  
 
6. Enable the site
 
6. Enable the site
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7. Install WordPress and enjoy!
 
7. Install WordPress and enjoy!
 
* https://sitename.cs.earlham.edu/wp-admin/install.php
 
* https://sitename.cs.earlham.edu/wp-admin/install.php
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8. Changing the settings of the page:
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* Go to Settings > Permalinks, and choose the format you would like // For e.g. I chose Post Name as the setting.
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* Click on the Custom setting, and add "/index.php/" before the name setting, such that the setting changes from "/%postname%/" to "/index.php/%postname%/" // for Post Name setting.
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9. If you're unable to create a page/post, or upload media, you need to change the permissions again. Repeat step 4 for changing permissions and owners.

Revision as of 10:16, 28 November 2016

This is how to create a WordPress site. Assumes you have permissions on the CS web server (see admins if not).

WordPress Setup

1. Unzip the file and name it “wordpress-sitename”

  • tar -xvzf wp_download.tar.gz // This file lies in /var/www
  • mv wordpress/ wordpress-sitename

2. Create a mysql database with the name “wp_sitename”

  • mysql -u root -p // You will need the password
  • MariaDB [(none)]> create database wp_sitename;
  • MariaDB [(none)]> exit

3. Rename the config file and edit it

  • cd wordpress-sitename/
  • mv wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php
  • vi wp-config.php // Here you will be editing the Mysql settings

You will need the name of the database, username (root or wpadmin should work) and the corresponding password:

The edited version should look like:

  • // ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
  • /** The name of the database for WordPress */
  • define('DB_NAME', 'wp_sitename');
  • /** MySQL database username */
  • define('DB_USER', username);
  • /** MySQL database password */
  • define('DB_PASSWORD', password);
  • /** MySQL hostname */
  • define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
  • /** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */ define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
  • /** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */ define('DB_COLLATE', );

Everything else in this file should remain the same.

  • You can also view similar files to make sure the config file is setup properly, and copy the username and password for database from there.
  • view ../wordpress-datascience/wp-config.php

4. Change owner and permissions

  • chown -R www-data:www-data wordpress-sitename/
  • chmod -R 755 wordpress-sitename/
  • mkdir -p /var/www/wordpress-sitename/wp-content/uploads
  • chown -R :www-data /var/www/wordpress-sitename/wp-content/uploads/

5. Setting up the website and ssl cert

  • cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/
  • cp datascience.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf
  • Edit the .conf file and change the word datascience to your sitename
 >> vi sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf
  • Create a link from sites-available to sites-enabled
 >> ln -s sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf

6. Enable the site

  • a2ensite sitename.cs.earlham.edu-ssl.conf b. service apache2 reload
  • service apache2 restart

This will enable the website - ask admins to create DNS entry

7. Install WordPress and enjoy!

8. Changing the settings of the page:

  • Go to Settings > Permalinks, and choose the format you would like // For e.g. I chose Post Name as the setting.
  • Click on the Custom setting, and add "/index.php/" before the name setting, such that the setting changes from "/%postname%/" to "/index.php/%postname%/" // for Post Name setting.

9. If you're unable to create a page/post, or upload media, you need to change the permissions again. Repeat step 4 for changing permissions and owners.