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Chef recipes for configuring a specialist WordPress hosting VM cluster

Octocat-spinner-32 .chef Switch to cookbooks-overrides and cookbooks-sources as suggested by h… August 27, 2012
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Octocat-spinner-32 cookbooks-sources Freezing wp-cli for now. Fixes #64 March 28, 2014
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Octocat-spinner-32 definitions Added initial April 27, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 docs Update docs to new account for new hosting_config YAML syntax May 27, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 samples Upgraded WordPress version to 3.8 & Removed MU version December 18, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 scripts Fix script file permissions September 20, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 .gitattributes Add a .gitattributes September 20, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 .gitignore ```cookbooks/``` shouldn't be part of the repo August 24, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 .travis.yml Fix TravisCI Gemfile reference August 28, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 Cheffile Updated nginx cookbook version to 1.0.0 due to gzip_types duplicate m… December 18, 2013
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Octocat-spinner-32 Gemfile Update to chef 10.14.4 September 28, 2012
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Octocat-spinner-32 NOTES Add info on how to force termination of /data volume during backup June 18, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 an even better README file. March 28, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 Rakefile Add wp-cli cookbook September 07, 2012
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Pressup Box

PressUp Box is a collection of various server software solutions mixed together with Chef to provide you with a fast, secure and stable WordPress environment.

  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Requires: Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS


  • This collection of carefully curated and crafted Chef recipes will configure your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server in an heavily optimized server capable of high loads and throughput via configurable containers.
  • Each container can hold multiple websites.
  • Updates for WordPress, WordPress plugins and WordPress themes can only be executed from behind whitelisted IP addresses
  • Logins is only made possible via sFTP / SSH based on public keys
  • wp-cli comes preconfigured per container

More information and tuturials can be found here.


Pressup Box has been created by David Laing and is maintained by Forsite Media.



  • Updated README


  • 28-March-2014: Pressup Box has been stable for quite a while, but we never used any kind of versioning. This all changes today. We're labeling the current build as 1.0.0 and will adhere to SemVer versioning from here on.


The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate is licensed under the GPL v2 or later.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA


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