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WordPress One-Click App Setup


Introduction

One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is WordPress. WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. Its one of the easiest and most simplest blogging and website management tools in existence today.

Prerequisites

  • Orbit created with WordPress image

  • Running Orbit

Creating Your Orbit

  1. To create your application, you must create a Photon. You can do so by selecting the Photon tab after selecting 'Create Orbit'

    Photons
  2. Once there, you will see a list of available photons that you can create. Select one and it will bring you to a detailed page

    Photon List Photon Description
  3. Scroll down to the details and you can start selecting options for your photon as well as setting up credentials.

    Photon Details
  4. Once everything is filled in, just press Create and you can move on to the next step

SSH into Orbit

  1. First we need to check some details on our orbit by first navigating to the “My Orbits” tab.

    My Orbits
  2. Once there, click on the Orbit you want to connect to and check for three things:

    • IP Address

    • Running Status

    • Source Image(Ubuntu, Debian, Centos, Fedora)

    Orbit Details
  3. Once you have confirmed that your Orbit is running and you have the other information. Open up your console.

  4. Now you can SSH into your Orbit by running.

    ssh [email protected]
    • IP Address: We got this from the detail page, in this case it is “216.200.116.60”

    • Image: We got this from the source image in the details page. It should be one of the following: ubuntu, debian, fedora, centos

    • Note: A full command for this example would be: “ssh [email protected]

Starting WordPress

  1. Once you are SSH'd into the server you will see the following:

    WordPress CMD
  2. This welcome message displays what IP address that you need to open to setup WordPress. After we navigate to that page, you will see the following

    WordPress Setup 1
  3. After you start setting up WordPress, it will ask you to create an account.

    WordPress Setup 2
  4. After setting up your application you will get a webpage with your username and a link to login to the admin panel.

    WordPress Success
  5. The admin page will look like this, and once you're logged in, you can edit your website.

    WordPress Login
  6. Alternatively, you can go to your homepage to see how the webpage currently looks.

    WordPress Home