Learn how to create a complete backup solution for your Open edX installation. This detailed step-by-step how-to guide covers backing up MySQL and MongoDB, organizing backup data into a single date-stamped tarball zip file, plus how to setup a cron job and how to copy your backups to an AWS
Tutor for Docker simplifies the process of getting an Open edX installation up and running. If you are installing Open edX for evaluation purposes, or if your installation will support less than say, 1,000 learners, then you should seriously consider using Tutor to install the platform rather than using the
In this tutorial we take a look at the Open edX UI architecture and some of its foundational technologies. Key styling principals are illustrated with a detailed set of practical examples that you can put to work in your own comprehensive theme.
Maybe you’re like me. On my first Open edX platform I thought, “how difficult could it be?”. Well, pretty difficult. the Open edX UI is complicated for several reasons, and until you understand a few basic principals any modification, no matter how minor, will be a challenge. But with this
The official Native Open edX Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit Installation guide frankly states that “Setting up production configurations is beyond the scope of this wiki page.” So what exactly is the difference between the sandbox installation described in the official documentation, versus a true production installation? Let’s find out.
Open edX is a remarkably stable platform, but if you’re having problems with your instance then hopefully this troubleshooting guide will help. This is a collection of the configuration and maintenance related problems that I routinely encounter, along with the prescriptive measures with which I’ve had the most success.
Problems with Celery? Learn how to diagnose and correct configuration errors with Celery and RabbitMQ in your Open edX instance. You’ll get your Open edX instance back online in around 30 minutes or less with this how-to guide.
With comprehensive theming you can completely customize the look & feel of your Open edX instance while also protecting your customizations from being overwritten by future platform upgrades. This tutorial will help you get started on the most common theming tasks like a custom header, footer, logo and adding your
The good news is that the user data is stored in MySQL, a well-known database management system. The bad news is that there’s more to restoring your Open edX platform than simply restoring the databases. Get your Open edX instance back online in less than an hour with this how-to
With Open edX Ginkgo, integrating an SMTP email account like Google’s Gmail is as simple as setting a few parameter values in the four JSON configuration files for the LMS and Course Management Studio, each of which are located in /edx/app/edxapp/. Get SMTP email working on your Open edX instance in