Modern WordPress Dev Environment

Modern WordPress Dev Environment

Available Automated Options

Developing inside WSL2 or Linux

Classic Windows stack

Docker based

The only nice solution which I am happy with and I recommend is to install everything on WSL2

Probably will need something like docker-sync

In order of quality…

  • Devilbox; multi-OS; essentially one big nice Dockerfile;
    I like its “docker-compose” approach and syntax; Running on all major platforms (WSL2, macOS & Linux); vhosts, SSL certificates and DNS records are created automatically;

  • Amazing idea is, Docker generator for PHP; almost the same as doing it manually; just create public/index.php and do a docker-compose up -d. Configure ports as wanted.

  • Lando; multi-OS
    Very solid and mature but I prefer Devilbox’s docs and syntax
    WordPress on Lando

  • Laradock; No straightforward WordPress recipe out of the box
    PHP focused development environment based on Docker with extensive list of services. Maybe a little bloated because of this but amazing as a reference for Dockerfiles for the various services you might need.

  • DDEV; multi-OS
    WordPress Setup Using Composer and roots/bedrock

  • Docksal; multi-OS Instant boilerplates for WordPress, Hugo, GatsbyJS, etc

  • DECK (formerly Dockerstacks); free for personal use.
    Automatic HTTPS achieved via dedicated domain; Under the hood, DECK sits on top Laradock and Docker

Probably Abandoned

Optimized especially for WordPress

Notable mentions


Setup Code with Hugo Deployment options: Netlify + Dokku on DigitalOcean or Hetzner Cloud vs, GitHub Pages, Heroku and AWS


Setup WP?

WordOps - Setup a high performance WordPress stack with a few keystrokes

Fastest WP? WordPress Cloud Hosting powered by Google Cloud Platform | Closte

Cloning WP

How to null WP Staging Pro – the best plugin for staging - Festinger’s WordPress Vault

Best free free plugins like XCloner or WPvivid Backup Plugin), Migrate Guru

Clone WordPress in Linux Comments: Wordpress: Bash Install Script

The Best Plugins to Copy Clone Duplicate a WordPress Site 2019 10 Super Plugins to Clone or Duplicate Your WordPresss Site 2019 - Colorlib

Duplicator Pro?

date 27. Aug 2019 | modified 28. May 2021
filename: Wordpress » Setup Environment