Wordpress on OpenShift Express
This git repository helps you get up and running quickly w/ a Wordpress installation on OpenShift Express. The backend database is MySQL and the database name is the same as your application name (using $_ENV['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 http://openshift.redhat.com/
Create a php-5.3 application (you can call your application whatever you want)
rhc app create -a wordpress -t php-5.3
Add MySQL support to your application
rhc app cartridge add -a wordpress -c mysql-5.1
Add this upstream Wordpress repo
cd wordpress git remote add upstream -m master git://github.com/openshift/wordpress-example.git git pull -s recursive -X theirs upstream master # note that the git pull above can be used later to pull updates to Wordpress
Then push the repo upstream
That's it, you can now checkout your application at (default admin account is admin/OpenShiftAdmin):
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 :) )
Wordpress Security: If you're doing more than just 'playing' be sure to edit wp-config.php and modify the Authentication Unique Keys and Salts. You can use the Wordpress site auth key generator @ https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt to help.