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Blog Publishing Platform

WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. It is one of the worlds most popular blog publishing applications, includes tons of powerful core functionality, extendable via literally thousands of plugins, and supports full theming.

Stable version: 14.2 (changelog)

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • WordPress configurations:
    • Installed from upstream source code to /var/www/wordpress
    • Integrated upgrade mechanism: get WordPress updates straight from WordPress' creator Automattic.
    • Uploading of media such as images, videos, etc.
    • Permalinks configuration supported through admin console (convenience)
    • Automatic minor updates are supported (convenience).
    • Security note: Major updates to wordpress may require supervision so they ARE NOT configured to install automatically. See upstream documentation for updating Wordpress major releases.
  • Vanilla install (no longer includes pre-installed plugins)
  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email (e.g., password recovery).
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, PHP, MySQL and Postfix.
  • See the WordPress docs for further details (including multisite howto).

    Usage details & Logging in for Administration

    No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

    Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically without paying a commercial Certificate Authority.

    Username for wordpress:

    Login as username admin

    Web - point your browser at either:

    1. - not encrypted so no browser warning
    2. - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

    Username for database administration:

    Login as MySQL username root at

    1. - Adminer database management web app
    2. MySQL command line tool:
      $ mysql --user root --password
      Enter password:
      Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
      Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

    Username for OS system administration:

    Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

    1. Point your browser to:
    2. Login with SSH client:
      ssh root@

      Special case for AWS marketplace:

      ssh admin@

    * Replace with a valid IP or hostname.