In this chapter, we discussed the Knife plugin and how it can be used to create and fetch cookbooks from a site. The creation of files is difficult and tedious. Once we installed Apache2 with recipes, we discussed Librarian-Chef and Berkshelf. We discussed the difference in both tools and started using Berkshelf to resolve dependencies.
The chapter contains the Berkshelf conventions and explains how they can be used with one or many recipes to download dependent cookbooks. We planned to develop the WordPress cookbook with the help of Berkshelf.
After this, the chapter explained the fundamentals of recipes, and with the help of the WordPress cookbook, we discussed each aspect to develop usable recipes.
Moreover, the chapter provides an explanation of attributes, resources, and metadata. We saw the use of resources in many aspects. With the help of MySQL resources, we created the MySQL database and MySQL user which we will use to configure WordPress in the next chapter.