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Wordpress Setup

Use of Backlight's Wordpress Add-on first requires the separate installation of Wordpress. This is a simple process, and often can be automated through your host. See your host's information for details, or download and install Wordpress manually.

Personally, I prefer the manual installation, but you do you.

Our only requirements are as follows:

  • Backlight and Wordpress be installed at the same domain; you cannot install them in separate subdomains.
  • The /wp-content/themes folder should be writable.

You might be wondering about where to setup your blog in relation to Backlight. Following our documented setup for Backlight 2, your site structure should look something like this:

  • /public_html
    • .htaccess
    • /backlight
    • /galleries
    • index.php

Above, the index.php and .htaccess files belong to Backlight.

In such a case, Backlight would be powering your Home page, and so you'd want to install Wordpress into a new folder. You may name this new folder as to your own preference. In our examples, we will use the name “blog”, and so our Wordpress installation will be located at http://domain.com/blog.

  • /public_html
    • .htaccess
    • /backlight
    • /blog
      • index.php
      • /wp-admin
      • /wp-content
      • /wp-includes
      • etc…
    • /galleries
    • index.php

If you plan not to use Backlight's pages, and instead run your Home and other pages with Wordpress, then omit the index.php and .htaccess files from Backlight's installation. Your site root might then look like this:

  • /public_html
    • /backlight
    • /galleries

You may then intermingle these folders with your Wordpress installation:

  • /public_html
    • .htaccess
    • /backlight
    • /galleries
    • index.php
    • /wp-admin
    • /wp-content
    • /wp-includes
    • etc…

In this scenario, the index.php and .htaccess files belong to Wordpress.

wordpress_setup.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/05 23:52 by matthew