[wp-hackers] Running WordPress on SourceForget.net?

Matthew Martz matt at sivel.net
Sat Sep 27 16:03:10 GMT 2008

On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Mike Walsh <mike_walsh at mindspring.com>wrote:

> Is anyone running WordPress on SourceForge?  I have had a WordPress
> installation for a while to document the development process of a plugin I
> am working on and it has always had some oddities but now a lot of stuff
> doesn't work and it isn't obvious to me why.  SourceForge recently updated
> PHP from 4.3.8 to 5.2.6 and changed some of the ways you access the web and
> shell services.  I have never been able to get Akismet to work, it tells me
> it can't communicate with the Wordpress.com API.  Now I can't upload images
> either even though I have set the permissions to the upload directory to
> 777.  Very odd - anyone else run into this?  If so, how did you solve it?
>  I
> am think of taking my site elsewhere and simply setting up a redirect on
> SourceForge if I can't figure this out.
> Mike
> --
> Mike Walsh -- mike_walsh at mindspring dot com

I had at one point in time setup WordPress on sourceforge for a project I am
working on.  I had no end to troubles running it there.  First Akismet won't
work because SourceForge does not allow outbound connections to be made from
their hosting accounts.  I had to to install a Cpatcha plugin to prevent
getting spam.  Second in order to get uploads working (following their
directions) you have to create a directory in the /tmp directory for use of
uploading.  Then I had to create a symlink from this /tmp directory to the
uploads directory.

In the end I just put a redirect that redirects to a subdomain that I setup
on my own domain.  In addition to that the sourceforge hosting is
increadibly slow.  They shift the high volume sites to their better boxes
and push the low volume sites to less powerful over used boxes.

Matt Martz
matt at sivel.net

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