Misc and I were talking about this earlier in the IRC channel. I have
strong feelings *only* about the end state, which is that (1) when
someone types fedoramagazine.org
into their browser, they should end
up at the same site they're used to, and (2) the browser bar should
still reflect that hostname. IOW, the end-user/reader doesn't see any
Ideally, we contributors would also continue to go to the same place.
But that's a softer requirement. If we have to start going to a new
site URL to write, edit, and publish articles, it's not a deal breaker
On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 12:21 PM Jason Brooks <jbrooks(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 6:35 AM Paul Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > This is excellent news about the updates. It means our SEO engine
> > plugin (which we use fairly religiously) should just keep working. It
> > only supports two most recent stable versions of WordPress, which is
> > why it was a concern. And not having to SSH into a host to update our
> > plugins is also great.
> > Jason, do you know whether we have access to do some sort of site
> > backup or snapshot (complete with database content) before we do
> > updates, in case of a problem?
> There are daily snapshots, and you can take manual snapshots as well.
> I've cc'ed Misc, who can help getting the host name pointed in the
> right direction, whether by adjusting DNS or proxy -- he has some Q's
> about how you'd like to proceed on that -- can we connect him w/
> someone to discuss that?
> > Paul
> > On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 8:30 PM Jason Brooks <jbrooks(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi all --
> > >
> > > My name is Jason Brooks and I work with Red Hat's Open Source Program
> > > Office. Paul Frields asked me to look into migrating Fedora Magazine
> > > to a WordPress instance on OSPO's WP Engine account.
> > >
> > > I've set up an instance at https://fedoramag.wpengine.com
> > > appreciate your feedback. You can reach the wp console via
> > > https://fedoramag.wpengine.com/wp-admin
> > >
> > > Paul asked me about the schedule for WP Engine wordpress updates.
> > > Their update process is outlined at
> > > https://wpengine.com/support/wordpress-updates/
, but the TLDR is that
> > > when a new Wordpress version is released, WP Engine tests the update
> > > and then pushes it out automatically, typically within a few weeks.
> > > They send out a notification of the pending updates, and you can opt
> > > to defer these updates, or to apply them more earlier. If a security
> > > update is released, they push it out right away, and without the
> > > option to defer. We host a few other sites on WPEngine, and the
> > > updates process has been smooth.
> > >
> > > WPEngine does not update plugins automatically, although they just
> > > began a beta of a service that does handle this. I haven't tested that
> > > service yet.
> > >
> > > Let me know if you have any questions or feedback.
> > >
> > > Regards, Jason
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