Tutorial

How to install WordPress with (almost) just the command line

This guide intends to walk you through every step of a WordPress install, and to avoid the use of a GUI whenever possible. It was designed with NearlyFreeSpeech.NET hosting in mind, but may be helpful on other hosts as well. First, we’ll set up the database that WordPress needs to run. Log into phpMyAdmin (or …

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Set up HTTPS (TLS) for a NearlyFreeSpeech.NET website

Any responsible site that accepts passwords, form responses, or other user data must use HTTPS. If you’re hosting your site with NearlyFreeSpeech.NET, it is very easy to set up a TLS cert and HTTPS. Here’s how: Connect to your website via a SSH client like PuTTY. Run the command tls-setup.sh Accept the Let’s Encrypt Subscriber …

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Use git with just a shared network drive. No git server required!

Want to use git for a small team of developers, but can’t (or don’t want to) use a git server? No problem! All you need is a shared network drive (like a dev server) that all of your developers can access. You’ll set up a repository for each developer, a central bare repository for them …

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