September 2018

Open edX Troubleshooting Guide

By |2018-10-07T16:52:16-06:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Open edX|

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.

Integrating AWS S3 & Cloudfront With WordPress

By |2019-02-03T08:22:12-06:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: AWS, Wordpress|

Integrating a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to your WordPress site will noticeably improve your WordPress site visitors’ browsing experience. Learn how to setup a low-cost, high performance AWS Cloudfront CDN with this step-by-step tutorial that covers installation and configuration of both the AWS infrastructure services as well as the necessary

August 2018

Open edX Custom Theming Tutorial

By |2019-02-01T10:18:07-06:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Open edX|

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

July 2018

Enemy At The Gates

By |2018-07-03T14:28:08-06:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: AWS, Dev Ops|

In a matter of seconds blockchain hackers had launched more than three hundred EC2 instances in my AWS account; a breach that endured less than five minutes in aggregate but enabled them to steal more than three thousand dollars in computing resources at my expense.

June 2018

Setup SMTP Email on Open edX

By |2018-10-07T15:40:33-06:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Open edX|

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

How Much Does Open edX Cost?

By |2018-09-21T08:06:22-06:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Open edX|

Open edX is the industry-leading open source online learning management platform, but how much does it cost to setup and operate? The good news is that Open edX is a platform that can fit into most budgets, even while you’re trying to figure out your needs and requirements. Lets take