Instead of the packaged WordPress I run the version provided by WordPress. It is installed using a different userid from the userid the web server runs as. To enable updates from the Admin Dashboard, I enabled sftp (ssh). This is how I did it. Using the sftp option requires the php ssh module. This command […]
I’ve done a little tuning to my WordPress setup. In order to keep up to date, I’ve switched from the Ubuntu installation to a downloaded installation under /opt/wordpress. This is owned by my user and served by apache running as www-data. Updates are done using the sftp add-on. Securing /opt/wordpress I added myself to the […]
WordPress is available as a packaged application for Ubuntu. However it requires a bit of post installation configuration. The installation will install the apache2 multi-user server if no server is installed. I modified the installation to run over top of an existing site. The default installation creates directories under /var/www, which I move to /srv.