WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install WordPress on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.
Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create two new folders and name one wordpress and the other one wordpressdb. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.
In the Name field type in wordpress. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: '3.9' services: wordpress: image: wordpress:php8.2 container_name: WordPress restart: always ports: - 8181:80 environment: WORDPRESS_DB_HOST: db WORDPRESS_DB_USER: exampleuser WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD: examplepass WORDPRESS_DB_NAME: exampledb volumes: - /volume1/docker/wordpress:/var/www/html db: image: mysql container_name: WordPress-DB restart: always environment: MYSQL_DATABASE: exampledb MYSQL_USER: exampleuser MYSQL_PASSWORD: examplepass MYSQL_RANDOM_ROOT_PASSWORD: '1' volumes: - /volume1/docker/wordpressdb:/var/lib/mysql
Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.
If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.
Please wait approximately 5 minutes for the installation to be completed or you will get a blank page with the following error message: Error establishing a database connection. The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8181 Select your language then click Continue. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Type in your WordPress Site Title, Username, Password and Email then click Install WordPress. Enjoy your WordPress!
Note: If you want to run the WordPress container over HTTPS, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: Find out how to update the WordPress container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: I don’t use WordPress via Docker to host my blog, mariushosting. I use the MariaDB 10, phpMyAdmin and PHP packages which can be downloaded from the Synology Package Center. This allows me to back up every single one of my settings and configurations with Hyper Backup.
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This post was updated on Wednesday / May 24th, 2023 at 1:43 PM