So I Think I've Found Another Use For DropBox



  • I stumbled upon another How-To idea that involves WordPress and DropBox which I think is pretty darn neat :), and I might be able to develop another one based on Tortoise SVN after this.

    Sorry for the teaser, but I don't have it written up 100% yet. Will link it once I have it done.



  • LOL, um, okay.



  • Okay, so I stumbled upon this little gem as I am contemplating redoing my existing blogger page or creating a brand new blog over the spring / summer using WordPress:

    http://www.instantwp.com/

    I downloaded the installer, and thought, "Hey, I wonder if I can install this on DropBox and run it from anywhere I want to toy with WordPress from without having to install it again on every workstation?"

    So I installed it to a folder on my DropBox account, and behold, it works and works well. Even updated to the latest WordPress build! And I got to thinking, "Hey, I could turn this into another How-To similar to my KeePass & DropBox tutorial I created last year for a poor man's synced password database."

    I'm doing some more testing and capturing a few good quality screenshots. Will link it when I'm done.



  • Hmmm... I saw easier just to have a web server 😉



  • @scottalanmiller Do you think i can try to do this?



  • @Joyfano said:

    @scottalanmiller Do you think i can try to do this?

    If you want to. I don't think that it will be very useful for you. Local on Mint would be better for you.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Hmmm... I saw easier just to have a web server 😉

    True, but this isn't meant to host a WordPress page, but have a dev environment that you could make changes or design one, then export the XML and re-import on your actual hosting provider's instance. So for a pure dev setup, this is done in less than a minute or two.



  • @Bill-Kindle said:

    Okay, so I stumbled upon this little gem as I am contemplating redoing my existing blogger page or creating a brand new blog over the spring / summer using WordPress:

    http://www.instantwp.com/

    I downloaded the installer, and thought, "Hey, I wonder if I can install this on DropBox and run it from anywhere I want to toy with WordPress from without having to install it again on every workstation?"

    So I installed it to a folder on my DropBox account, and behold, it works and works well. Even updated to the latest WordPress build! And I got to thinking, "Hey, I could turn this into another How-To similar to my KeePass & DropBox tutorial I created last year for a poor man's synced password database."

    I'm doing some more testing and capturing a few good quality screenshots. Will link it when I'm done.

    Cool stuff bill!!!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Joyfano said:

    @scottalanmiller Do you think i can try to do this?

    If you want to. I don't think that it will be very useful for you. Local on Mint would be better for you.

    🙂



  • Nice way to be able to work on it from anywhere.



  • Is this an itch that needs scratched? I've support WP for nearly a decade and never lacked access to it before. Is this a challenge that people have of which I am just not aware?



  • @Bill-Kindle said:

    Okay, so I stumbled upon this little gem as I am contemplating redoing my existing blogger page or creating a brand new blog over the spring / summer using WordPress:

    http://www.instantwp.com/

    I downloaded the installer, and thought, "Hey, I wonder if I can install this on DropBox and run it from anywhere I want to toy with WordPress from without having to install it again on every workstation?"

    So I installed it to a folder on my DropBox account, and behold, it works and works well. Even updated to the latest WordPress build! And I got to thinking, "Hey, I could turn this into another How-To similar to my KeePass & DropBox tutorial I created last year for a poor man's synced password database."

    I'm doing some more testing and capturing a few good quality screenshots. Will link it when I'm done.

    Interesting idea.

    @Bill-Kindle said:

    Okay, so I stumbled upon this little gem as I am contemplating redoing my existing blogger page or creating a brand new blog over the spring / summer using WordPress:

    http://www.instantwp.com/

    I downloaded the installer, and thought, "Hey, I wonder if I can install this on DropBox and run it from anywhere I want to toy with WordPress from without having to install it again on every workstation?"

    So I installed it to a folder on my DropBox account, and behold, it works and works well. Even updated to the latest WordPress build! And I got to thinking, "Hey, I could turn this into another How-To similar to my KeePass & DropBox tutorial I created last year for a poor man's synced password database."

    I'm doing some more testing and capturing a few good quality screenshots. Will link it when I'm done.

    @Bill-Kindle said:

    Okay, so I stumbled upon this little gem as I am contemplating redoing my existing blogger page or creating a brand new blog over the spring / summer using WordPress:

    http://www.instantwp.com/

    I downloaded the installer, and thought, "Hey, I wonder if I can install this on DropBox and run it from anywhere I want to toy with WordPress from without having to install it again on every workstation?"

    So I installed it to a folder on my DropBox account, and behold, it works and works well. Even updated to the latest WordPress build! And I got to thinking, "Hey, I could turn this into another How-To similar to my KeePass & DropBox tutorial I created last year for a poor man's synced password database."

    I'm doing some more testing and capturing a few good quality screenshots. Will link it when I'm done.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Is this an itch that needs scratched? I've support WP for nearly a decade and never lacked access to it before. Is this a challenge that people have of which I am just not aware?

    It's not really about a lack of access, it's more about just having a ready to go dev environment quickly. You leave your live site alone while working with a backup copy in a test environment.



  • @Bill-Kindle we just run a dev instance side by side on the web server.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Bill-Kindle we just run a dev instance side by side on the web server.

    How quickly can you have a dev environment setup? The referenced installer is done in about 2 minutes, fully functional and if you use it with dropbox, the dev environment follows you anywhere you can access dropbox. Need another one, just run the instlall again and give it a new folder name. Done.



  • @Bill-Kindle said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Bill-Kindle we just run a dev instance side by side on the web server.

    How quickly can you have a dev environment setup? The referenced installer is done in about 2 minutes, fully functional and if you use it with dropbox, the dev environment follows you anywhere you can access dropbox. Need another one, just run the instlall again and give it a new folder name. Done.

    Five minutes or less and it is persistent and can be used by the while team, shown to approvers, etc.


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