WordPress now comes with SQL Azure support built by Brandoo Group for Windows Azure Websites. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a WordPress site with SQL Azure .
Once you are logged into the Management portal , you will need to create a new site “from gallery” as shown below
Choose Blogs category and then select Brandoo WordPress
Enter the following information :
- Site name , say ‘wordpressapp’
- Select region , say West US
- Select New SQL Azure Database
- Enter the database user and password for your application (Windows Azure Websites will create this user for your application when deploying the application . Note this user must be UNIQUE )
Move on to the NEXT page of the wizard by clicking the NEXT button
Now select an existing SQL Azure server or create a new SQL Azure server. For this tutorial , I am using an existing SQL Azure server .
Click on complete button and your WordPress application will be deployed . In the status bar you will see a message that your application was deployed successfully .
Browse you website and complete the 5 minute WordPress configuration as seen below
Once the WordPress is installed and configured you can log in to you WordPress dashboard and start blogging .
Browse your new Blog powered by WordPress and SQL Azure 🙂