Setting up wordpress on EC2

So I finally decided to set up a wordpress installation on EC2 (free tier, yes) as a CMS to host my personal webpage. I used a stack from bitnami, that went smoothly. All I had to do after that was get wordpress serving on the root of the domain, instead of on the preconfigured /wordpress subdirectory.

After that I googled for a bit to find a decent theme, and Im using the word decent here on purpose. Most themes out there are really horrible. Chock full of crap and tacky. I mean it’s not so much about minimalism, but about having a minimum of taste! Anyway, I found a decent one called blogum (you can find the credits on the footer) and made a few modifications.

So, here we are, this is the result!