A friend of mine has been using WordPress + S3 for a while now. He stores 99% of the images used on the site and larger media files like audio and product downloads on S3 by manually uploading them to S3.
From what we’ve been able to find online, there are two ways of setting up Cloudfront:
Wordpress –> S3 with actual content in bucket –> Cloudfront
Wordpress (–> ‘invisble’ S3) –> Cloudfront
Pull is supposed to be more automated and cheaper in the end.
However, the images (1.000+) are still being loaded from a single S3 location as they’ve been ‘outside’ of WordPress all this time.
As far as I can see you can only implement one distribution in W3, either push or pull depending on the source selected.
What would be the best way to get the images in the S3 bucket to be distributed through Cloudfront as well? Do we need to switch to the push method, which seems to be less convenient in the future? Or is there an easy way to get the S3 files distributed through Cloudfront without incurring a ton of manual work on the site?
Thanks for any advice you may be able to give.
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