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Development setup

For testing, you should install the wp-cli, which allows us to have a development version of a wordpress server running.

You need to have php installed to do this.

curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wp-cli/builds/gh-pages/phar/wp-cli.phar

Move it to somewhere in your PATH and make it executable.

Next, create a database and user with access to it. The names should be the following, or else you'll have to change the config file within the wp directory.

$ mysql -u root -p
[enter password]
mysql> CREATE DATABASE offset_test;
mysql> CREATE USER 'offset'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED by '111';
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'offset'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Now change into the wp directory and finish the install and start the server with:

$ wp core config --dbname=offset_test --dbuser=offset --dbpass=111
$ wp core install --admin_user=offset --admin_password=111 --url=localhost --title="Offset Test" --admin_email="[email protected]"
$ wp server --port=5555

Set the permalink structure, activate the plugins, set the name of the admin, and set the application password:

wp option update permalink_structure '/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/'
wp plugin activate --all
wp user update 1 --display_name="Ira Rubel" --first_name="Ira" --last_name="Rubel"
wp eval-file create_password.php

To test that it is working, run the following command (requires the jq utility, which you can install on macs with brew install jq):

curl http://localhost:5555/wp-json/ | jq

Which should print out a bunch of json.

Now clear the default and insert the needed test posts, as well as adding tags:

python setup_posts.py


(TODO: Explain the WordPress plugins that are needed to make this work)


<wpPosts> - This tag accepts the following attributes:

num - should be an integer. the number of posts per page. Defaults to 20.

page - should be an integer. This is the current page (1 is the first one) worth of posts.

limit - should be an integer, and this restricts the number of posts that come back in the current page. Note that if you haven't set page, changing this is equivalent to changing num. If you have set page, then the first page full pages (each of size num) are skipped, and then the first limit posts are returned. Defaults to 20.

offset - should be an integer, and this affects how many posts are skipped in the current page. If you don't set the page, then this is just the number of posts that are skipped before the first limit posts are returned, but if you have set page, the first page full pages of posts (each of size num) will be skipped, then an additional offset posts will be skipped, and finally, limit posts will be returned.

<wpPostByPermalink> - This tag expects to have the url be /YYYY/MM/SLUG, and finds the post accordingly.

<wpNoPostDuplicates/> - This is a side-effect only tag, that causes, from this point in the page forward, no duplicate posts to be returned from <wpPosts/>. This can make certain layouts easier to express, rather than figuring out exactly how to combine the various numeric arguments to avoid duplication.