Wordpress deployment on the live server using chef (and vagrant)

When I decided to move from movable type to wordpress, I wasn't quite happy with default wordpress cookbook. I also had an offer to have a cheap dedicated server instead of VPS, so I decided to test two things simultaneously:

* Preparation of new live server using fabric

* Deployment of ...

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Upgrading to Movable Type 5 using chef and vagrant

As a long time perl developer, I have admired Movable Type (mt). So recently I decided to upgrade to MT5. In the end I decided to move from movable type to wordpress, but this is my notes:

First I took chef's cookbook from wordpress and modified it so it ...

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My Blog moved to Wordpress

My blog finally moved to wordpress. If you find any links missing please post a comment.

As a long time perl developer it is quite sad to admit that perl based Movable Type is worse than PHP based wordpress.

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Movable type replacement: wordpress, jekill or Golbarg?

I am a bit fed up with MT, I looked at MT5 and as usual was seriously annoyed by MT backup behavior: I attempted to recover backup from mt 4 into clean mt 5 and hit usual wall with schema mismatch error. I believe recovery should work, no matter what ...

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Movable Type and nginx

After wasting a lot of time attempting to setup nginx and movable type configuration together without apache - I am on very memory limited VPS, I given up and moved everything as before on lighttpd. Movable Type doesn't work under nginx using fastcgi wrapper or fastcgi dispatcher as in previous ...

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Nginx and Movable Type (Pro)

For those who would like to play heroes and who are trying to run Movable Type under nginx in cgi mode, additional fastcgi parameters in nginx: ''' fastcgi_param    PERL5LIB $document_root/mt/lib;    fastcgi_param    MT_HOME $document_root/mt;    fastcgi_param    MT_CONFIG $document_root/mt/mt-config.cgi; '''

the rest can be taken from here with cgi ...

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Downtime and MT backup

On the second day of my holiday, my provider VAServe basically seized

to exist. It had a major breakdown with data loss up to 40% in both

data centers in UK and UK. So my VPS including backups went down. On

my return I find out that I cleaned all ...

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Different approach: Engineering and management

I found interesting posts here and  here1  and was surprised by the difference in approach between blog posts and this news. On one stage we have a developer, who is testing modern frameworks in several programming languages in order to choose one for his new project. On another we have ...

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