WordPress - Blog Publishing Platform


 

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WordPress

WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. It is one of the worlds most popular blog publishing applications, includes tons of powerful core functionality, extendable via literally thousands of plugins, and supports full theming.

 

Core Features

  • Base Operating System: Debian GNU.
  • Secure and easy to maintain: Auto-updated daily with latest Debian security patches. Optional monitoring and email notification of system alerts.
  • 1-click backup and restore: smart backup and data migration software saves changes to files, databases and package management to encrypted storage which a system can be automatically restored from.
  • Dynamic DNS: Associates your IP with a custom domain.
  • Logical Volume Management: Instead of installing to a fixed size partition, a Logical Volume is first created by default, and this may later be expanded, even across multiple physical devices.
  • AJAX web shell (Web CLI): secure command line access from any web browser.
  • Web management interface (WebUI) (Webmin):
    • Listens on port 12321 (uses SSL).
    • Modern responsive theme: 'Authentic'.
    • Network modules:
      • Firewall configuration (with example configuration).
      • Network configuration.
    • System modules:
      • Backup and migration (TKLBAM).
      • Configure time, date and timezone.
      • Configure users and groups.
      • Manage software packages.
      • Change passwords.
      • System logs.
    • Tool modules:
      • Text editor.
      • Shell commands (note not proper interactive shell).
      • Simple file upload/download.
      • File manager (HTML5).
      • Custom commands.
    • Hardware modules:
      • Partitions on local disks.
      • Logical volume management.
  • Simple configuration console (cli):
    • Displays basic usage information.
    • Configure networking.
    • Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates.
    • Mail SMTP relay setup.
    • Proxy settings.
    • Region and timezone.
    • Other global system settings.
  • First boot initialization:
    • Prompt user for passwords.
    • Regenerates SSL and SSH cryptographic keys.
    • Installs latest security updates, unless user chooses to defer this for later.
  • Command line power tools
    • Smart, programmable bash shell completion: helps you get more done with fewer keystrokes.
    • Support for $HOME/.bashrc.d shell hooks
    • Persistent environment variables (see $HOME/.bashrc.d/penv):
      penv-set pydoc /usr/share/doc/python2.7/html
      exit
      # later...
      cd $pydoc
      
  • Automatic time synchronization with NTP

 

Distribution Features

  • WordPress configurations:
    • Installed from upstream source code to /var/www/wordpress
    • Integrated upgrade mechanism: get WordPress updates straight from WordPress' creator.
    • Uploading of media such as images, videos, etc.
    • Permalinks configuration supported through admin console
    • Automatic minor updates are supported (convenience).
    • Security note: Major updates to wordpress may require supervision so they ARE NOT configured to install automatically. See upstream documentation for updating Wordpress major releases.
  • Landing page links to useful and popular Wordpress plugins (none pre-installed):
    • Wordpress-SEO: Optimizes your WordPress blog for search engines and XML sitemaps.
    • NextGEN Gallery: Easy to use image gallery with a Flash slideshow option.
    • JetPack for WordPress: Jetpack adds powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users including customization, traffic, mobile, content, and performance tools.
    • WP Super Cache: Accelerates your blog by serving 99% of your visitors via static HTML files.
    • Ultimate Social Media Icons: Promote your content by adding links to social sharing and bookmarking sites.
    • Simple Tags: automatically adds tags and related posts to your content.
    • BackupWordPress: easily backup your core WordPress tables.
    • Google Analytics for WordPress: track visitors, AdSense clicks, outgoing links, and search queries.
    • WP-Polls: Adds an easily customizable AJAX poll system to your blog.
    • WP-PageNavi: Adds more advanced paging navigation.
    • Ozh admin dropdown menu: Creates a drop down menu with all admin links.
    • Contact From 7: Customizable contact forms supporting AJAX, CAPTCHA and Akismet integration.
    • WP-Update-Notifier: Sends email to notify you if there are any updates for your WordPress site. Can notify about core, plugin and theme updates.
    • Seriously Simple Podcasting: Simple Podcasting from your WordPress site.
  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email (e.g., password recovery).
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, PHP, MySQL (MariaDB) and Postfix.

 

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically. If you have a domain configured, then via Confconsole Advanced menu, you can generate free Let's Encypt SSL/TLS certificates.

 

  1. Web - point your browser at either:
    http://12.34.56.789/ - not encrypted so no browser warning
    https://12.34.56.789/ - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Note: some appliances auto direct http to https.

 

Username for adminer:

Login as username adminer

 

Username for wordpress:

Login as username admin

 

Username for database administration:

  1. Adminer; login as MySQL username adminer:

    https://12.34.56.789:12322/ - Adminer database management web app

  2. MySQL command line tool; log in as root (no password required):
    $ mysql --user root
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
    
    mysql>
    

 

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root

  1. Point your browser to:
    https://12.34.56.789:12321/ - System control panel
    https://12.34.56.789:12320/ - Web based command line terminal
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@12.34.56.789
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