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WordPress

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Flexible, open source content management system (CMS) for content-focused websites of any kind.

It’s easy to save on hosting a WordPress site by switching to Linode. The CMS has more than 60 million users around the world creating blogs, running news sites, selling via e-commerce sites, and anything in-between. WordPress is known for its ease of use for managing your own content and running site updates, in addition to customizing features with plugins and more.

The beauty of WordPress is that you can spin up your site for free and use its most basic features for content, or developers can take a deeper dive with custom themes and more. Assign multiple site editors and contributors with specific roles to create and publish content based on your collaboration and approval processes. Use industry-standard plugins for SEO, building landing pages, and more.

Get started with WordPress on Linode with the WordPress One-Click App.

Software Included

The WordPress One-Click App will install the following required software on your Linode:

SOFTWAREDESCRIPTION
MySQL ServerRelational database.
PHP 7WordPress is written in PHP and requires PHP to operate.
Apache HTTP ServerWeb server used to serve the WordPress site.
WordPressContent management system.
WP CLIThe command line interface for WordPress.

Note About Email at Linode: This guide may involve or result in sending email. In an effort to fight spam, Linode restricts outbound connections on ports 25, 465, and 587 on all Linodes for new accounts created after November 5th, 2019. For more information, please see Sending Email on Linode.

WordPress Options

FIELDDESCRIPTION
Admin UsernameUsername for your WordPress admin user. Required.
Admin PasswordPassword for your WordPress admin user. Required.
E-Mail AddressE-Mail address for your WordPress admin user. Required.
Website TitleYour WordPress site’s title. Advanced Configuration.

Getting Started After Deployment

Access Your WordPress Site

After WordPress has finished installing, you will be able to access your WordPress site by copying your Linode’s IPv4 address and entering it in the browser of your choice. To find your Linode’s IPv4 address:

  1. Click on the Linodes link in the sidebar. You will see a list of all your Linodes.
  2. Find the Linode you just created after deploying the WordPress One-Click App, and select it.
  3. Navigate to the Networking tab.
  4. Your IPv4 address will be listed under the Address column in the IPv4 table.
  5. Copy and paste the IPv4 address into a browser window. You should see your WordPress site’s home page.
  6. Once you have accessed your WordPress site via the browser, you can log in to the WordPress administrative interface and start personalizing your theme, creating posts, and configuring other parts of your site.

The address of the WordPress login page is http://< your IP address >/wp-login.php. Or, you can click on the log in link that’s visible on your site’s home page, as highlighted below. Enter the credentials you previously specified in the Admin Username and Admin Password fields when you deployed the app.

Set Up a Domain for your Site

If you own a domain name, you can assign it (or a subdomain) to your WordPress site. Specifically, you will need to set up an A record that’s associated with your Linode’s IP address. To learn how to set up DNS records in the Cloud Manager, review the DNS Manager guide. For more general information about how DNS works, review the DNS Records: An Introduction guide.

Once you have set up DNS for your site, you will be able to visit it by entering your domain or subdomain in your browser. At this point, you should also update the WordPress Address and Site URL settings for your site:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site’s admin interface as described in the previous section.
  2. Click on the Settings link in the sidebar, then click on the General option from the dropdown menu that appears.

3. The General Settings form will appear. Update the WordPress Address and Site URL fields with the domain or subdomain you assigned to your site. Specifically, the value for both fields should be http://example.com, where example.com is replaced by your domain or subdomain.

4. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the form.

The WordPress One-Click App was built by Linode. For support regarding app deployment, contact Linode Support via the information listed in the sidebar. For support regarding the tool or software itself, visit WordPress Support.