I wanted to update the Leaf theme (the one I’m currently using) and I haven’t had wordpress on my computer in a long time.
Instead of going through the whole set up again, I decided to use docker for this.
I wanted to keep the setup to a minimal and also make it portable for future use, below are the steps you’ll need to get it running.
- Install Docker (I’m on mac, so I just have the docker app).
- Make a directory that you can call something like
wordpress-docker, this is where the docker-compose.yml file will live.
- Add the following to the docker-compose.yml file:
version: '3.1' services: wordpress: image: wordpress restart: always ports: - 8080:80 environment: WORDPRESS_DB_HOST: db WORDPRESS_DB_USER: wordpress WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD: password WORDPRESS_DB_NAME: wordpress volumes: - wordpress:/var/www/html - ../leaf:/var/www/html/wp-content/themes/leaf # --- this assumes we have leaf one dir up db: image: mysql:5.7 restart: always environment: MYSQL_DATABASE: wordpress MYSQL_USER: wordpress MYSQL_PASSWORD: password MYSQL_RANDOM_ROOT_PASSWORD: '1' volumes: - db:/var/lib/mysql volumes: wordpress: db:
4. Start up the docker instances by running
docker-compose up (from within
5. Go to localhost:8080, you should see the wordpress instance.
6. After the setup is complete, go to localhost:8080/wp-admin/themes.php and you should see the theme for development too.