WordPress on OpenShift Express

16. February 2012 SysAdmin 0



This git repository helps you get up and running quickly w/ a WordPress installation on OpenShift Express. The backend database is MySQL and the database name is the same as your application name (using $_ENV[‘OPENSHIFT_APP_NAME’]). You can name your application whatever you want. However, the name of the database will always match the application so you might have to update .openshift/action_hooks/build.

## Running on OpenShift

Create an account at [http://openshift.redhat.com/](http://openshift.redhat.com/)
Create a php-5.3 application (you can call your application whatever you want)

`rhc-create-app -a wordpress -t php-5.3


Add MySQL support to your application

`rhc-ctl-app -a wordpress -e add-mysql-5.1


Add this upstream WordPress repo

`cd wordpress

git remote add upstream -m master git://github.com/openshift/wordpress-example.git

git pull -s recursive -X theirs upstream master

# note that the git pull above can be used later to pull updates to WordPress


Then push the repo upstream

`git push


That’s it, you can now checkout your application at (default admin account is admin/OpenShiftAdmin):



GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/deploy: This script is executed with every ‘git push’. Feel free to modify this script to learn how to use it to your advantage. By default, this script will create the database tables that this example uses.

`If you need to modify the schema, you could create a file

GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/alter.sql and then use

GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/deploy to execute that script (make sure to

back up your application + database w/ rhc-snapshot first :) )


`.openshift/action_hooks/pre_build - Script that gets run every git push before the build

.openshift/action_hooks/build - Script that gets run every git push as part of the build process (on the CI system if available)

.openshift/action_hooks/deploy - Script that gets run every git push after build but before the app is restarted


WordPress Security: If you’re doing more than just ‘playing’ be sure to edit wp-config.php and modify the Authentication Unique Keys and Salts. You can use the WordPress site auth key generator @ [https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt](https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt) to help.
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