SOLVED PressBooks - eBook Publishing based on WordPress Multisite
PressBooks is an amazing way to publish eBooks and display working books online in a webview.
It is based on WordPress multisite, but is quite hard to set up, especially in a Docker container, so I think it would be a great addition to Cloudron. I myself and my clients would be bowled over with excitement.
Check it out:
- PressBooks homepage: https://pressbooks.com/
- PressBooks installation procedures: https://docs.pressbooks.org/installation/
- PressBooks GitHub repo: https://github.com/pressbooks/pressbooks
jdaviescoates last edited by
I assume this wont be possible until domain aliases are sorted though, as that is needed in order to be able to make WordPress Multisite work.
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@wexlerj Yeah, @girish and I are working on domain aliases first and foremost as that's step #1 in getting multisite to work properly. That's what's minimally needed to make multisite work on Cloudron.
From there, I plan on making plenty of Quality of Life changes focused solely on Wordpress Multisite. But when @girish and I work out and release the Domain Alias feature, I'll ping ya to let you know you can start using this plugin. ️
Sorry I closed down my Cloudron accounts for a bit. I am happily back and am so excited to have multisite working that I got it running and am experimenting a bit as I haven't touched it in years.
I will then proceed to see if I can get PressBooks working.
@jonathanwexler I went through all the steps in https://docs.pressbooks.org/installation/ and now I cannot login to the multisite. I will try and troubleshoot it but would be cool if someone else might try this too eventually.
@jonathanwexler Okay it works! https://fediverseguide.books.jonathanwexler.ca/ I am not sure why I had a problem logging in originally I really didn't change anything just followed instructions.
Awesome, PressBooks in Cloudron!
@jonathanwexler Thanks for testing!
I noticed that https://docs.pressbooks.org/installation/ has some requirements like poppler-utils. I think they are not part of the WP package. Let me know if some of those are required and I can add them to the package.
On a side note, looking forward to your book. I think there is a real lack of introductory guides on fediverse (history, motivation etc).
@girish I'll have to look into the technical wide of your question. So far PressBooks is working great with the WordPress multisite functionality in the developer app. I really haven't tried the publishing formats yet, that is a next step.