Installing Wordpress on Redbrick

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


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

Proxy No Longer Required as of 2013

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

define('WP_PROXY_HOST', '');
define('WP_PROXY_PORT', '8080');