*UPDATED* December 2017 for Raspbian Stretch. The Pi’s low power consumption makes it well suited to the role of always-on web server. This post describes how to install WordPress on the Raspberry Pi and get a blog going. Hosting your own blog means you keep ownership of your own data, and you are not dependant on blogger.com or whoever.
If you have already installed WordPress and just want to upgrade it, perhaps because a new version has been released, please see my article How to Upgrade WordPress on Linux
This procedure is designed for Pis running Raspbian 9 (“Stretch”), released in Summer 2017, and has been tested on the 29th November 2017 release.
Install the Apache web server with these commands. It might take 10 minutes or so to complete. A few other packages will also be installed. Continue reading →
Joomla, Drupal and WordPress are the world’s most popular blogging platforms. Right now I’m staring at the WordPress “Add New Post” page, because this blog is built on WordPress. WordPress is great. And incredibly slow.
Here’s One I made Earlier
This post appeared quickly in your browser ? Great. You have been served a page that was built several hours ago. Without the pre-fabricataion, you would have had a 5 or 10 second wait while WordPress created the page from scratch. Who waits 10 seconds for a page to load these days ? Nobody, that’s who. This post compares two WordPress caching plugins and finds that WP-Super-Cache is the best because of its ability to cache compressed pages. Continue reading →