Using the Set-up Wizard

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Using the Set-up Wizard

When you first install and activate the ‘WP Cloud Server’ plugin and click on the menu item in the WordPress Dashboard, you will be taken to the ‘Set-up Wizard’.

We realised as the number of built-in modules grew that the initial configuration was a slow process, made worse depending on how many modules you wanted to activate!

So we decided that a ‘Set-up Wizard’ would allow a new user to very quickly get their desired modules activated and ready to go. We decided to capture API credentials, and an initial SSH Key.

The ‘Set-up Wizard’ can be navigated using either the menu, or simply by stepping through each page using the ‘Next’ button. Each section is optional so you can simply ignore any modules that you don’t require!

The most important thing to remember is that the configuration is only saved when you visit the ‘Complete Set-up and Save’ page and click the ‘Save Settings’ button. Before you do this you can revisit any section you want and make changes!

If you don’t need the set-up wizard and are happy to have a play and manually add any configuration details, then simply click the ‘Skip Set-up Wizard’ link at the bottom of the page.

What information do you need?

First you need to decide which modules you want activating with the ‘Set-up Wizard’. For our example we will configure ‘RunCloud’ and ‘ServerPilot’, but also add an SSH Key for use when deploying servers.

So. What information will we need?

  • API credentials for the ‘RunCloud’ module.
  • API credentials for the ‘ServerPilot’ module.
  • A public SSH Key ready to copy and paste.

Note that the API credentials are generated from inside your own account for the services that you want to use.