Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Edit, 8/7/2015: Alright, first blog post! I got this site up and running finally. I am particularly excited about this for several reasons:
#1 – I think it’s really cool that I have a job now where my boss told me, “Go start a blog.” I’m really excited to be joining Unleash the Labs in IBM Cloud! Hopefully, my ramblings here will someday be considered no-nonsense tech talk and something I write will actually have a positive impact on someone else.
#2 – I’ve never played around with WordPress at all. As a tinkerer, I’m anxious to see all the things it can do and learn how to customize this site such that it becomes something more than a just standard blog.
You may have noticed this site is running on Bluemix. That is something I really wanted. I recalled seeing a WordPress boilerplate on Bluemix so I looked for that almost right away when I was working to get this blog going. Turns out it has been removed. Then I started looking at IBM Containers on Bluemix. I found that using the official WordPress image on Docker Hub would’ve been too complicated because it still wants to connect to a MySQL DB somewhere, which could be another container on Bluemix, but that’s still two containers and I didn’t want that. Then, I found Miguel Clement’s excellent post and it was exactly what I was looking for. I had a little trouble for some reason when I first loaded the WordPress site in my browser after following all of his instructions. The page I saw wanted me to manually specify the DB info still so I tried values based on the creds for the ClearDB service which I found in the Bluemix dashboard, but it didn’t work so I then left a comment on Miguel’s blog. :-) I stepped away for a bit, then thought to try and load the site again in an incognito window and voila! All seems well now.
Anyway, I’ll do this again very soon.
Edit, 8/25/2015: The site and all posts have moved to this location. I am no longer running the site as a container on Bluemix. :-\