[wp-hackers] Using NFS for the media library in a large MultiSite installation

Cornelius, Gregory gcorne at bu.edu
Fri Oct 19 12:46:10 UTC 2012

> Can you flesh out the use case for interacting with the media outside
> of WordPress? Is this a download-only sort of thing, or are they
> contributing content via methods other than straight WP?

The staff that manage the installation, develop themes, develop plugins, etc… need to manage site-specific static files (add, modify, delete) that aren't able to be managed via the web browser. As the service has matured and continues to mature, the need to access these files via sFTP will continue to diminish, but for the time being it needs to be supported. The site-specific files need to be publicly accessible.  Some examples include:

- Updating the branding graphics. For DIY sites we have a tool that generates the various graphics, but for higher profile sites the designers prefer the anti-aliasing that Photoshop does better than ImageMagick or GD

- Updating XML flat files that are usually used for flash interactive pieces.

- Investigation of problems with media

- Scripted imports

- Other one-off solutions

Thanks for your help.


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