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WordPress is an open source blogging platform written in PHP and distributed under the GPLv2 licence.

WordPress was released in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as a fork of b2/cafelog. It is maintained by the WordPress foundation.


For this guide you should be familiar with the basic concepts of


We're using PHP in the stable version 7.1:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace tools version show php
Using 'PHP' version: '7.1'
[isabell@stardust ~]$

Your blog domain needs to be setup:


cd to your document root, then download and configure WordPress with wp-cli:

You will need to enter the following information:

  • your blog URL: The URL for your blog. For example:
  • your MySQL username and password: you should know your MySQL credentials by now. If you don't, start reading again at the top.
  • your WordPress database name: we suggest you use an additional database. For example: isabell_wordpress
  • Admin User: The name and the email address of the admin user.

WordPress will generate a secure password for the admin user.


By default, WordPress automatically updates itself to the latest stable minor version. Use wp-cli to update all plugins:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ wp plugin update --all --path=/var/www/virtual/$USER/html/
Success: Plugin already updated.
[isabell@stardust ~]$

Tested with WordPress 4.9.6, Uberspace 7.1.2

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