Quick and easy WordPress development using Docker

TL/DR: Head over to this GitHub repo for a handy way to develop WordPress plugins and themes using Docker.

Update: Read about how I modified this Docker image to enable MultiSite.


I recently decided to create my first public WordPress plugin which provides basic FitBit stats for your blog.

This was on a fresh laptop (the one handily provided by Automattic, my new employer), so I had the opportunity to try something new in terms of my development environment.

I decided to try out Docker and the new Docker Compose tool (installation instructions – or just brew install boot2docker and brew install docker-compose).

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