Bitpoke Stack

The Bitpoke Stack is a collection of Kubernetes operators that are used to manage and operate WordPress in a cluster. These operators are cloud agnostic, meaning that Stack can run on any Kubernetes cluster.

The Bitpoke Stack is an open-source project on Github.

All the components of Stack can be viewed in the picture below:

It has a control plane made up of:

  • WordPress Operator - manages WordPress related operations. From installation and autoscaling, to cronjobs, backups, and upgrades.
  • MySQL Operator - takes care of all the database operations, from scaling and failovers to backups. Depending on your use-case, you can have one cluster per site or one cluster for multiple sites.
  • Let’s Encrypt Cert Manager - takes care of automatically generating TLS certifications and accommodate their renewal
  • NGINX Operator - manages all the NGINX instances that are user-facing

Going further, the data plane represents the actual pods running and its underlying storage. We recommend starting with bitpoke/stack-wordpress , but we’ll get further into the Runtime a little bit later, since it’s tight with deployment.

A system like Stack, with a lot of moving pieces, needs a monitoring system. We chose Prometheus for metrics storage (managed by the Prometheus operator) and Grafana for visualizations and alerting.


Dive into the concepts of a WordPress site running on Stack for a better understanding of how your site should look.

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How to contribute to Stack

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How-to guides

Detailed guides about local site development, how to deploy a WordPress site on Stack and also how to import an existing site.

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Quickstart guides to walk you through creating the necessary clusters and installing the Bitpoke Stack on them.

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The go-to place for setting up your Runtime environment variables and Helm Chart values for running a WordPress one.

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