Quick Tip: Getting started with Vagrant and WordPress
That worked great in the past, but now we have solutions like Vagrant, which instead creates a virtual machine with exactly the configuration you need to get started.
Then, download the VCCW Vagrant box:
$ vagrant box add vccw-team/xenial64
Then, add VCCW VM to your
hosts file so that you can access it via
vccw.dev. (Or, you can use the
vagrant-hostsupdaterplugin by installing it via
vagrant plugin install vagrant-hostsupdater.)
Next, download the
.zip file containing all the VCCW setup files:
$ https://github.com/vccw-team/vccw/releases/download/3.2.0/vccw-3.2.0.zip $ unzip vccw-3.2.0.zip $ cd vccw
Finally, bring up the Vagrant environment. It will take a bit on the initial setup.
$ vagrant up
If that goes successfully, you’ll be able to visit the WordPress installation at
Now, there’s a lot more that you can do to customize this installation, so be sure to check out the VCCW documentation for more details.
But, with very little effort you can establish a solid WordPress development suite for yourself, without all the hassle of running MAMP or XAMPP directly from your machine. Happy developing!