WordPress on my Synology!

This first post to proudly announce that I finally decided to install the WordPress Package on my Synology, a DS209+ with DSM 4.1, and start to blog.

Nothing could have been easier than installing this package… Click to read more

  • Log on your Synology as an administrator
  • Open the “Package Center” via the “Start Menu”
  • Go to the “Available” tab
  • Click “Install” on the package “WordPress”.

The setup wizard will prompt you to get the root’s password in order to create a mysql database. By default, the Synology has no password configured to access mysql with the ‘root’ account. So I decided to configure one, using “phpMyAdmin”:

  • Open “phpMyAdmin” via the “Start Menu”

If “phpMyAdmin” is not available in this menu:

  • Go back to the “Package Center”
  • Go to the “Available” tab
  • Click Install on the package “phpMyAdmin”

Once “phpMyAdmin” open:

  • select the tab “Users”
  • for each “root” entry (one per host), click on “Edit Privileges”
  • scroll down in the “Privileges” window and change the password

Use the “root” account and its new password to complete the setup of WordPress. The only other information required to configure WordPress on your Synology is a title and a tagline for your blog 🙂

You can now access your blog on http://YourSynology/wordpress.

In a next post, I will explain how to easily access your blog from both intranet and internet, i.e.: using either your Synology netbios name  (hostname) or DNS name (domain name).






2 responses to “WordPress on my Synology!”

  1. Paul Avatar

    Hi, I wanted to do this myself but can’t figure out how to let people on the outside see my hosted site. Any good reading you used to configure NAS and router?

    1. Valery Letroye Avatar

      I presume that you don’t have a fixed IP, do you ? So, first, you have to configure the DDNS feature of your Synology to let people have access to your NAS using a friendly hostname like http://Paul.Diskstation.me/wordpress. DDNS can be configuration via the “Control Panel” of the Synology. It’s quite straightforward and simple.

      I presume that you have a modem/router (both integrated in one device) ? So, next, you have to forward the port 80 of your modem/router on the port 80 of your NAS. This kind of configuration must be made via the administration interface of your modem. This service is often named “Port Forwarding”, “NAT”, “Server” or “LAN”… but depends on the brand you have. Look for “Port Forwarding” and “NAT” on Google to get some insights.

      If you are lucky, i.e., if your modem/router is compatible, you can even let your Synology do the “port forwarding” configuration for you, via the “EZ-Internet” feature available next to the “Control Panel” of your NAS.

      A big picture (more complete) is available here: https://www.synology.com/en-uk/support/tutorials/456.

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