We're using VagrantPress to get a quickly WordPress instance up and running.
Download and start VagrantPress
wget -O vagrantpress-master.zip https://github.com/chad-thompson/vagrantpress/archive/master.zip
This will likely take up to 10 minutes on the 1st go, but will be much faster subsequently.
- WordPress will now be available at http://localhost:8080/
- The WordPress installation is available at vagrantpress-master/wordpress
- Login to the admin site at http://localhost:8080/wp-admin with credentials admin & vagrant
Update /etc/hosts on the guest machine
If you have a hard coded IP address for an external dev system that you'll be connecting to, now is a good time to add it in.
Edit the hosts file on your guest machine:
Add a line pointing to the correct IP address:
192.168.0.103 external-dependency.dev external-dependency
Clone the repo for your plugin
WordPress plugins are installed at /wp-content/plugins below the root WordPress site. Clone the repo in the plugins directory:
git clone ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org:7999/wp001/wordpress-example-plugin.git
Now you can start working on that plugin ;)
I've found VagrantPress to be a very useful and extremely simple way of quickly building a standardised local WordpPress development environment.
Some WordPress plugin development best practice guides: