Category Archives: WordPress

Open Source FTW or, a Small Anecdote of a WPMS LTI Integration Plugin

Back at Domains 2019 Andy Millington came all the way from the University of Edinburgh to Durham, North Carolina to share the work of his team to create an LTI  that integrates WordPress Multisite with Moodle. This is a project … Continue reading

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WordPress Multisite Privacy Footer

This morning we got a request from Coventry University to have a link in the footer of every site to their privacy policy. I did a quick Google search and one of the top hits was a blog the bava is … Continue reading

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UMW Blogs in the Reclaim Cloud

Some news from the weekend, as has been the case for almost 14 years now—UMW Blogs remains the avant garde of publishing platforms being the first large WordPress Multisite on Reclaim Cloud. The cloud was built for large WordPress instances … Continue reading

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Long Live UMW Blogs

The last few weeks I’ve been working with UMW instructional technologist Shannon Hauser* on some overdue maintenance for the venerable UMW Blogs. Part of that work included a quick coat of paint for the homepage featured above. It has been … Continue reading

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Weekend Notes from Reclaim Cloud: Anth101, downsizing bava, and back to MyISAM

I spent some time Saturday and Sunday playing around with the Reclaim Cloud, I am spending more and more time in this environment, and loving it. Couple of  notes here given I am prone to forget. I moved the impressive … Continue reading

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MinIO and Object Storage in the Reclaim Cloud

In my work to get familiar with Reclaim Cloud I have been taking on projects that I am fairly familiar. Such as migrating this blog, ds106, and ds106.club. It’s been educational, and my last migration project is now almost finished … Continue reading

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Updating the bava database from MyISAM to InnoDB

Some of our initial explorations in the Reclaim Cloud have been around automagically scaling for larger WordPress Multisite instance. One of the things Tim discovered yesterday is that the Gallera Cluster that scales databases only works with InnoDB type MySQL … Continue reading

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Migrating ds106 to the Reclaim Cloud

If there is any wonkiness on the https://t.co/GeVkKB717O sites(or sub-sites like https://t.co/F8ktYX9tBW, https://t.co/tC57HjGa1g etc.) it's probably my fault, so just let me know. #ds106 #buildingabettertomorrow pic.twitter.com/Twb8YMjUMm — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 30, 2020 If the migration of bavatuesdays was a … Continue reading

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But what does it cost?

I remain interested in the cost of hosting—surprise surprise. Since January I’ve been hosting my blog on a Digital Ocean droplet, with the exception of a 30-day jaunt over to Kinsta in March to explore container-based WordPress hosting. At a … Continue reading

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Missing MySQL Extension

In fact, the full error I received when trying to upgrade my WordPress instance running on Centos 7 in a Digital Ocean droplet was the following: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by … Continue reading

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