minichiello / wordpress-example

Wordpress quick start repo for OpenShift Express

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Wordpress on OpenShift

This git repository helps you get up and running quickly w/ a Wordpress installation on OpenShift. The backend database is MySQL and the database name is the same as your application name (using getenv('OPENSHIFT_APP_NAME')). You can name your application whatever you want. However, the name of the database will always match the application so you might have to update .openshift/action_hooks/build.

Running on OpenShift

Create an account at and install the client tools (run 'rhc setup' first)

Create a php-5.4 application (you can call your application whatever you want)

rhc app create wordpress php-5.4 mysql-5.5 --from-code=

That's it, you can now checkout your application at:


You'll be prompted to set an admin password and name your WordPress site the first time you visit this page.

Note: When you upload plugins and themes, they'll get put into your OpenShift data directory on the gear ($OPENSHIFT_DATA_DIR). If you'd like to check these into source control, download the plugins and themes directories and then check them directly into php/wp-content/themes, php/wp-content/plugins.


GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/deploy: This script is executed with every 'git push'. Feel free to modify this script to learn how to use it to your advantage. By default, this script will create the database tables that this example uses.

If you need to modify the schema, you could create a file
GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/alter.sql and then use
GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/deploy to execute that script (make sure to
back up your application + database w/ 'rhc app snapshot save' first :) )

Security Considerations

Consult the WordPress documentation for best practices regarding securing your wordpress installation. OpenShift automatically generates unique secret keys for your deployment into wp-config.php, but you may feel more comfortable following the WordPress documentation directly.

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Wordpress quick start repo for OpenShift Express


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