Dashboard User Guide Overview

The go-to place to oversee everything about your site: development process, access, usage, site configuration, backups and also get a visual overview of your site performance at all times.

What you can do with the Presslabs Dashboard:

  • set up users and projects at organization level
  • spin up or migrate a new site
  • scale the WordPress backend
  • take control over the full automation flows for deployment and development
  • control completely how your data is handled, stored and distributed
  • take the shortcut to cloud-native container orchestration

You can install it with a single single click from the Google Cloud Kubernetes Marketplace after some prerequisites are met.

One-time setup

  • You'll need to install the gcloud and kubectl client tools.
  • The Application CustomResourceDefinition (CRD) is automatically installed when you install the Presslabs Dashboard.
  • The Presslabs Dashboard is a commercial app and you'll pay directly to Google for using it, along with the charges for using the Google Kubernetes Engine. This makes it easier to use, as there are no steps required for acquiring and deploying a license Secret from GCP Marketplace.

Installation

Follow carefully the prerequisites for installing the Presslabs dashboard than proceed with the one-click install .

Basic Usage

After you've installed the Presslabs Dashboard, you can go to the domain where you installed it (e.g. dash.myagency.com) to access it. Here you need to login using Auth0, either with your Google account, or with username and password, depending on how you'd set up you Auth0 account.

In Dashboard, the entities are structured as follows:

  • the organization is the base entity, for example a WordPress Development agency
  • the project is part of an organization, a specific project an agency is working on that can contain several sites
  • a site is part of a project

Check our tutorial on how to create your first site that will guide you in creating your first organization, project and site.

Backup and restore

As to what site data is concerned, the standard features of Google Cloud Storage can be used. User data is entirely stored on Auth0 .

Scaling

The Dashboard application itself can't be scaled, only the sites managed by the Dashboard. The sites scale up and down automatically and from the Resources section of your site you have the possibility to adjust the number of pods used to scale the site and configure resource allocation inside pods and PHP runtime:

Manage you site's resources

How to delete the Presslabs Dashboard App

Here are the steps to properly remove the Presslabs Dashboard App:

  1. Remove all projects and organizations:

    kubectl delete ns -l presslabs.com/kind=project
    kubectl delete ns -l presslabs.com/kind=organization
    
  2. Delete the Presslabs Dashboard

    You can delete the Presslabs Dashboard with the following command line:

    kubectl delete application \
    --namespace ${NAMESPACE} \
    --selector app.kubernetes.io/name=presslabs-dashboard
    

    You need to replace ${NAMESPACE} with the namespace where you installed the Presslabs Dashboard. If you installed it on the default one, you can skip the namespace parameter.

    Or you can delete it from Google Cloud. Go to your Dashboard Application on Google Cloud platform -> Kubernetes Engine -> Applications and press the Delete button:

    Delete the Presslabs Dashboard

  3. Remove the Stack component:

    kubectl delete namespace presslabs-system
    
  4. Remove the CRDs:

    kubectl delete crd accountbindings.dashboard.presslabs.com invites.dashboard.presslabs.com mysqlbackups.mysql.presslabs.org mysqlclusters.mysql.presslabs.org mysqldatabases.dashboard.presslabs.com mysqlusers.dashboard.presslabs.com projects.dashboard.presslabs.com wordpresses.wordpress.presslabs.org  certificaterequests.cert-manager.io certificates.cert-manager.io challenges.acme.cert-manager.io clusterissuers.cert-manager.io issuers.cert-manager.io managedcertificates.networking.gke.io orders.acme.cert-manager.io
    

Install and configure

Easy to follow steps to install and upgrade the Presslabs Dashboard.

How To's

Here are some problem-oriented guides to help you get the best out of the Presslabs Dashboard.

Reference

The description of the Presslabs Dashboard and how to use it.

Tutorials

Step by step tutorials to guide you in learning how to use the Presslabs Dashboard.