Updated: March 28, 2016
We are now going to deploy a blog with an awesome tool called Project Nami. Project Nami is essentially a “missing link” that allows WordPress to integrate properly with Microsoft Azure. If you want to know more about Project Nami you can find out here.
Note: This is a continuation of a tutorial in a previous post.
Step 1: Click on “Register Now”.
Step 2: Sign in to your Microsoft Account.
Step 3: After completing registration you will be taken to your Microsoft Azure Dashboard.
Step 4: In a new tab open Project Nami (projectnami.org). Click “Download”.
Step 5: Click “Deploy to Azure”.
Step 6: You will be taken to a screen that looks like the image below. If you wish, you can customize the fields indicated by the red circles in the image below. The attached image in Step 7 demonstrates how I customized the fields for my website. NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHANGE THE FIELDS CIRCLED IN RED. IF YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH THIS PROCESS I WOULD SUGGEST LEAVING THEM ALONE AND SIMPLY CREATING A PASSWORD.
Step 7: Click “Next”.
Step 8: Click “Deploy”.
Step 9: Deployment will take a few minutes. Once the process is complete click the link next to “Browse to”. It should end in “.azurewebsites.net”. If the process fails you can troubleshoot here.
Step 10: A new tab will open allowing you to configure your WordPress settings. Select your language and click “Continue”.
Step 11: One of the benefits of using Project Nami is that you DON’T need to remember any of the information about the database. It will automatically fill in the fields on the next screen. Simply hit “Let’s Go!”.
Step 12: Click “Submit”.
Step 13: Enter a Site Title, User Name, and Password. Enter an email you want to associate with the website. BE SURE TO WRITE DOWN YOUR USER NAME AND PASSWORD.
Step 14: After entering all details, click “Install WordPress”.
Step 15: Enter your User Name and Password from Step 14. Click “Log In”.
Step 16: You will be taken to your admin panel in WordPress. Click on your name on the top left of the screen.
Step 17: Congratulations! You have created your website.
You can access your WordPress admin panel at https://[WEBSITETITLE].azurewebsites.net/admin. Future tutorials will teach you how to add content your website and connect a domain. Learn more about Microsoft Azure and what it does for your website here (link COMING SOON).