There is a growing interest in blogging as part of the curriculum, so it is time to investigate how it would fit into our infrastructure and server framework. As the ‘Blog’ would be a public application rather than a tool, this means that we would host it from one of our LINUX machines. How well does WordPress (the most commonly deployed blog application in the Uni) fit with our install, patching and maintainance procedures?
Rather than re-inventing the wheel, DebianAdmin has an excellent article on the install procedure;
WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
* Apache Web server
* PHP 4.2 or greater
* MySQL 3.23.23 or greater
* The mod_rewrite Apache module
First you need to install apache2 with php support and mysql with php support
Apache with PHP Support check here
Mysql Database installation check here
Mysql with php support you need to run the following command
#apt-get install php4-mysql
after that you need to install wordpress using the follwoing command
#apt-get install wordpress
This will install the wordpress now you need to go to /usr/share/doc/wordpress/example folder to setup apache to point to /usr/share/wordpress. See the examples/apache.conf
Some starting points to consider WordPress as our SOE blogging software. A bick tick on all of the requirements as we are running them for other applications
The WrdPress web site itself has a good notes on WordPress installation page.