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What is the best practice approach to set up a Wordpress site with a Discourse Community subdirectory, from scratch?
I’m starting from scratch and have read dozens of tutorials and am trying to figure out the best approach for a novice to build a WP site with Discourse on the same droplet, as a subdirectory (not a subdomain, if possible). I also want to make sure i’m not missing any critical components.
WP Site: sitename.com
Discourse Community: sitename.com/community
Here’s some things I want to make sure I get right… out of the gate:
- I want to be sure that I’m adding the proper layer of security
- I want to make sure I am setting up the DNS properly for these two diff tools
- I want to make sure my SSL certs are in place for both tools (or maybe I only need for the main domain ¯\ (ツ)/¯ )
- I’ve read a bit about caching and I want to make sure that’s set up to optimize the UX
From what I’ve looked up, here’s the process I’m looking at following:
- Create a new Droplet
- Install and Deploy a LEMP stack (should I use this 55 second method?)
- Then I was thinking that I should set up 2 Server blocks (or Virtual Hosts) as outlined here: How To Set Up Nginx Server Blocks (Virtual Hosts) on Ubuntu 16.04
- Then install Wordpress on one server block?
- Then install Discourse on another server block?
My trouble is that there is sooooo much great info (tutorials) in these forums/documentation but I don’t know which documentation to follow, in which order… b/c I couldn’t figure out the best order of operations here.
Would I do well to install and run this stuff through a WHM/cPanel?
I just divorced GoDaddy shared hosting and am excited to build my site on a VPS droplet here, with DigitalOcean!
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