Setup Plan for an Azure hosted WordPress Private Support Portal

Another post in our series on Creating Azure (hosted) WordPress Websites without knowing PHP or MySql!

This website is built exactly the same as the Page-Centric Private Wiki outlined in an earlier post, but with some additional changes to the UI functionality. Follow all the directions from Page-Centric Private Wiki adding in the additional functionality outlined here.

This is a read-only private website, with all registered users having the Subscriber role. Each registered Subscriber has access to all the pages on the website but does not have access to the WP Default Tool Bar and their WP Profile page. All Subscribers are registered by the website Administrator and given strong passwords that they are encouraged to change on their first login.

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Setup Plan for an Azure hosted WordPress Page-centric Private Intranet Wiki

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Overview:

We were tasked to move all the content of a private corporate 700+ page wiki from an expensive, full-featured, social collaboration intranet subscription service, over to an Azure hosted private WordPress wiki site. Only the private wiki feature on the previous subscription service was being used & needed, so the reason for the move was to build a private website to house the corporation’s pages of internal knowledge and business documents (wiki), with ease of editing the existing content as well as being able to add more content, operating on the solid, secure Azure Web App Service hosting platform.

Microsoft Azure provides a powerful, secure, reliable, scalable, highly-available, pay-for-what you-use, cost effective cloud platform to build and deploy enterprise-grade WordPress websites with Azure Backup and Azure Blob Storage services. We knew we could have a WordPress website up and running in just a few minutes – but then the challenges of working with WordPress presented!

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How to Add phpMyadmin Website Extension via Azure Portal

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To work directly on the MySql database associated with your Azure hosted WordPress website, you need to load the phpMyadmin website extension via the Kudu UI or the Azure Portal. but

We don’t work with MySql,  but having direct access to the MySQL database is helpful if your admin login became corrupted and you were unable to connect to the website! In the phpMyadmin interface, it is a quick fix to add a new admin user to the database and then login to the website again. Lockout averted!

This is a good step-by-step article on How to Add an Admin User to the WordPress Database via MySQL

From the Azure Portal for the website: Development Tools > Extensions > Add > Choose phpMyadmin from the list of extensions > OK

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Setup Plan for an Azure hosted WordPress public technical Blog

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WordPress was created in 2003 as a simple platform for quickly creating a blog, using dated posts in categories. The WordPress platform is optimized for blog posts.

Let’s look now at the general and specific steps for setting up a basic WordPress public Technical Blog.

This is the public landing page of a basic WordPress Technical blog using the Divi Theme, customizations and selected plugins mentioned in previous posts:

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