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[http://wordpress.org Wordpress] is a nifty open-source PHP Content Management (or "blogging") web tool. You can use it to handle your website blog with ease.  
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[http://wordpress.org WordPress] is a nifty open-source PHP Content Management (or "blogging") web tool. You can use it to handle your website blog with ease.
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The latest version of Wordpress is 3.0.1. Instructions for the <s>previous</s> ancient version of Wordpress 2.0.x (specifically 2.0.4) can be found on this [[Installing Wordpress on Redbrick/2.0.x|page]].
 
 
In the past redbrick provided a script to allow members to install wordpress easily. Overtime the standard wordpress installation steps have become sane enough to be considered the prefered method.
 
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
[http://wordpress.org/download/ Download Wordpress] to somewhere in your public_html directory and unzip. If you don't already have an SQL account, email the [[admins]] to get one. Make sure your permissions are good and then follow this [http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress handy guide].
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[http://wordpress.org/latest.zip Download WordPress] to somewhere in your <code>public_html</code> directory and unzip. If you don't already have an SQL account, email the [[admins]] to get one. Make sure your permissions are good and then follow this [http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress handy guide].
  
=== Fixing the Dashboard - Wordpress 2.8 or higher ===
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=== Fixing the Dashboard - WordPress 2.8 or higher ===
To fix the dashboard in Wordpress 2.8 or newer, add the following lines to your wp-config.php file:
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To fix the dashboard in WordPress 2.8 or higher, add the following lines to your <code>wp-config.php</code> file:
  
 
  define('WP_PROXY_HOST', 'proxy.dcu.ie');
 
  define('WP_PROXY_HOST', 'proxy.dcu.ie');

Revision as of 19:27, 12 December 2012

WordPress is a nifty open-source PHP Content Management (or "blogging") web tool. You can use it to handle your website blog with ease.

Installation

Download WordPress to somewhere in your public_html directory and unzip. If you don't already have an SQL account, email the admins to get one. Make sure your permissions are good and then follow this handy guide.

Fixing the Dashboard - WordPress 2.8 or higher

To fix the dashboard in WordPress 2.8 or higher, add the following lines to your wp-config.php file:

define('WP_PROXY_HOST', 'proxy.dcu.ie');
define('WP_PROXY_PORT', '8080');