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How to setup W3 Total Cache w/ Amazon CloudFront on live production site?

  • # April 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Is it possible to setup a CDN (i.e. Amazon CloudFront) using W3TC on a live production site without taking the site down or making it look like it was put through a blender? What are my other options? Putting up a splash page? If the answer is to put up a splash page, jow would I even put up a temporary splash page in WordPress on a live production site if WordPress files are being uploaded to said CDN?

    I successfully setup W3TC and CloudFront on my staging site, but as the assets were being uploaded my site looked like dreck!

    # April 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I have used this plugin to create a splash screen. It is simple.

    Be sure to turn maintenance mode off when you are finished!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-maintenance-mode/

    # April 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for this.

    My only fear is what I stated above…I hope even this plugin won’t be disrupted during the process.

    I guess the only way to try is on a test WordPress.

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