Are you looking to create your very own Scalable optimized WordPress Site/blog using Azure MySQL, Azure Storage and Azure CDN, then this post series is for you?

I have divided the series into below parts:

  1. Getting Azure Subscription, Creating App Service Plan and WordPress Web Service using My SQL In App
  2. Connecting Word Press website with wordpress.com and Installing and configuring Jet Pack
  3. Creating Azure Database for MySQL and exporting the Data from My SQL In App to Azure Database for MySQL Server, Handling Security
  4. Creating Azure Storage Account and configuring WordPress to use Azure Storage to store media files and Optimizing with persistent connection
  5. Configuring Custom domain, SSL Certificates.
  6. Configuring Azure CDN, configuring back up scheduling in azure and Auto Scaling
  7. How to use REDIS CACHE with WORDPRESS on Azure
  8. How to install application insights in WordPress on Azure

If you are not following along please check the previous part 1 first.

2.Connecting Word Press website with wordpress.com and Installing and configuring Jet Pack

As of this point, your site is up and running, click on “Settings” then “General” and modify information accordingly i.e. Time zone, New user Default Role etc.

Modify General Settings
Modify General Settings

It is time to update the entire “Plugins” click on “Plugins” and click on update now for all the listed updates, for this case I have only one update for “Akismet Anti-Spam

Update the Plugins
Update the Plugins

After updates it will look like below

Plugin update completed.
Plugin update completed.

Let us install Jetpack plugin, click on “Plugins” then “Add New”, search for “jetpack” and click on “Install Now” button.

After a few minutes of installation it will show you below screen, click on “Activate” to activate the plugin.

Activate Jetpack by WordPress.com
Activate Jetpack by WordPress.com

After activation, we will proceed to connect with WordPress.com, click on connect to “WordPress.com” button.

Connect Jetpack to WordPress.com
Connect Jetpack to WordPress.com

Now click on “Approve”, if you do not have screen like below, then do the appropriate steps to create account and connect it.

Approve connection
Approve connection

Now choose appropriate plan, which you like, we are proceeding to “Start with free”, click on “Start with free”

Choose plan
Choose plan

Click on “Activate recommended features”, now your site is connected with WordPress.com

Activate recommended features
Activate recommended features

Coming up next Creating Azure Database for MySQL and exporting the Data from My SQL In App to Azure Database for MySQL Server, Handling Security

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