publishing with wordpress and sandstorm


WordPress and Sandstorm. A weird way to work.

If you haven’t used sandstorm before, think of it as docker containers, but built specifically for the internet.

Apps in Sandstorm are reusable. Much like container images, instances can be created (called grains) and are given their own filesystem and can run accompanying processes.

e.g. the editor for these posts is written in php and js, with a sqlite database.

When I’m finished with making edits, the container stops running and the resources freed. You end up reading a pre-rendered page that can be statically served without running extra processes.

There’s a button I click when I’m ready to rerender the lot and publish.

Easy for me, easy for you.