Category Archives: WordPress

Living a Good Life in Reclaim Cloud

These are in many ways the notes for a case study for when and why to use Reclaim Cloud, and given that space is going to be a big focus this year I do love having good examples. So, Alyssa … Continue reading

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WordPress Multi-Region on Reclaim Cloud

First there was WPMu, then WPMS, and now WPMR! WordPress Multi-Region is more a hosting than application specific feature, and to be clear this functionality is possible for applications beyond WordPress. But Jelastic, our Cloud Provider for Reclaim Cloud, has … Continue reading

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Domains21: Using WordPress Multisite During a Pandemic

Keeping the OERxDomains21 post parade going, here is a good Friday panel on one of my favorite platforms, WordPress Multisite! This discussion featuring Laurie Miles (UNC Asheville), Shanon Hauser (UMW) and Colin Madland (TWU) focuses on how various campuses experienced … Continue reading

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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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