@jasonbrooks from Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office has set up a WordPress instance on OSPO’s WP Engine account. Please test things out at https://fedoracom.wpengine.com and send feedback to Jason and me by 19 July. If everything is working, we’ll try to coordinate a cutover during the last two weeks of July.
A few notes:
- If you click the Login link on the page, you will get redirected to the existing CommBlog. Go to https://fedoracom.wpengine.com/wp-admin if you want to get to the admin console.
- If you have any Python scripts that hit the REST API, you will need to specify a custom User-Agent in the request header. WP Engine blocks requests from ‘python-requests/*’, presumably as a bot deterrent.
I’ve done some testing and everything looks good, but I want to get more eyes on it before we make the switch. One thing I noticed is the improved performance: my post counting script runs in 4 seconds versus 30.