What is WordPress?
Today, nearly 25% of the sites on the Internet are WordPress sites. WordPress is an open source project that started out as just a blogging site has grown into a robust user-driven Content Management System (CMS). With WordPress, the use-cases are unlimited. There are thousands of plugins, themes, and widgets that help extend and add to the functionality available in WordPress.
In addition to all that WordPress has to offer, there is an extensive and helpful community of WordPress users around the world. Questions and answers can be found in support forums, mailing lists, WordCamps and, if that is not enough, thousands of video presentations exist and are being added to on wordpress.tv to help everyone, from the beginner to the expert.
Ways to Integrate WordPress on CenturyLink Cloud
WordPress - Blueprint
The CenturyLink Blueprint provides a click-through solution to install and configure WordPress on a new or existing server in the Linux platform.
CenturyLink Cloud works with Bitnami to provide open source software integrations to its customers. Bitnami is a library of popular server applications and development environments that can be installed with one click, either in your laptop, on a virtual machine (VM) or hosted in the cloud. Bitnami takes care of compiling and configuring the applications and all of their dependencies (third-party libraries, language runtimes, databases) so they work out-of-the-box. The resulting packaged software (a 'stack') is then made available as native installers, virtual machines and cloud images. These Bitnami application packages provide a consistent, secure and optimized end-user experience when deploying any app on any platform.
AppFog v1: Cloud Image Hosting for WordPress on AppFog
Non-persistent storage for uploadable media assets and files, which are desirable and often required of a solution like WordPress, can slow down your site-building efforts. Sure, you can upload updated versions of your WordPress app from your local machine and have the media stay permanently, but what if you're creating new content everyday? What if you just need to upload a new image or two? You may find that the aforementioned time consuming and ultimately counterintuitive method goes against the quick and simple process of uploading images to the admin back-end.
Luckily, there is a solution to this problem. AppFog customers can upload images to WordPress seamlessly -- the way the popular blog software was intended for by making a one-time install process of one of two different plugins. One is by installing the Jetpack plugin and using its Photon module, and the other is by using the Cloudinary plugin.
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