Taking It Apart: Components of a WordPress Blog

Learn about the components of a WordPress installation and how to untangle them.

Understanding the WordPress configuration

In this lesson, we’ll get a deeper understanding of the internals of WordPress. We’ll need to know how the components interact to build a highly available version of WordPress later on.

Since we are using a Bitnami WordPress installation, some things might be in different places compared to other WordPress variants. These are minor differences (like files being in different places), but it’s useful to keep this in mind, especially if we’ll be working with it in the future and wonder why some results on Google don’t seem to apply to our deployment.

Just like we did in the last lesson, we need to log in via SSH again. To do so, please run the following command:

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