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The Bitnami WordPress Stack provides a one-click install solution for WordPress. Download installers and virtual machines, or run your own WordPress server in the cloud.

WordPress is one of the world’s most popular web publishing platforms for building blogs and websites. It can be customized via a wide selection of themes, extensions and plug-ins.

Bitnami Virtual Machines contain a minimal Linux operating system with WordPress installed and configured. This enables you to run the application without actually installing it on your computer. It's completely isolated from other software installed on your machine and makes an ideal sandbox for your project.

Using the Bitnami Virtual Machine image requires hypervisor software such as VMware Player or VirtualBox. Both of these hypervisors are available free of charge. After installing your preferred hypervisor, download and extract the Bitnami Virtual Machine by following the instructions in our getting started guide for VMware or VirtualBox.

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WordPress rose to popularity quickly because of it’s up-to-date development framework, extensive feature set, flexibility, rapid and multilingual publishing ability, multi-author support, and thriving community. Thousands of free and commercial themes and plugins are available to extend and personalize WordPress for just about every situation.

Launch on more than a single VM using Wordpress Multi-Tier

Bitnami offers a Multi-tier Wordpress configuration that puts the application and database on multiple virtual machines. This provides improved capacity over a single VM and separates the database contents from the machine where the application code is running.

On Microsoft Azure, you can launch this configuration into your account using the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

On AWS, the application uses AWS Relational Database Service as the database for the application, and you can launch this configuration using the AWS Marketplace.

Key features of WordPress include

  • Rich text and HTML editing
  • User roles and permissions
  • Hundreds of themes, many optimized for mobile users
  • Thousands of add-ons for ecommerce, SEO, email, spam filtering, analytics and more
  • Multi-user and multi-blogging capabilities
  • Multilingual support
  • SEO optimized
  • Plugin architecture and template engine

Why use the Bitnami WordPress Stack?

Bitnami makes it easy to run WordPress in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami WordPress Stack is:

  • Up-to-date

    We track every release of WordPress and update our stack shortly after it's released.

  • Secure

    If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of WordPress as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.

  • Consistent

    With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying WordPress or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.

With the Bitnami WordPress Stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.

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  1. Bitnami WordPress 5

    Our clients love bitnami info

    by Gerard Martinez on


    just note that our customers are valuing very well bitnami and information posted on our wordpress blog.





    3 out of 4 people found this helpful.

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  2. Bitnami WordPress 5

    The installer is top-notch.

    by Mohan Sreekant Iyer on

    I have installed LAMP stack and WordPress manually on Arch Linux. I still remember the pain I endured and the hour spent.

    Just compare these two articles I wrote and you will see how it adds years to a developer's life:




    2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

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  3. Bitnami WordPress 5

    Installing WordPress with Bitnami Local

    by José Alejandro Lugo García on

    I had never installed WordPress due to the comments of my buddies related to the hardness of the process. Until now. The installation process was so easy and no advertisements on installer at all. This is the best WordPress installer I met so far.

    6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

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  4. Bitnami WordPress 1

    WordPress VMware appliance is terrible

    by Laszlo Kulcsar on

    I have downloaded the latest pack. After two day I gave up and removed the appliance.

    It's nonsense that I need to make changes even to access the VM with an SSH client. No any VMware tools are pre-installed. Many changes have to be made manually according to get it work. I tried a WordPress upgrade and it's just cycling and nothing is happening. Normally it should take place in a minute. The appliance is built with VMware WorkSation version 5, but the current version is 12!!!

    I had a really terrible experience with this product.

    6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

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  5. Bitnami WordPress 5

    Great for single local WP site

    by Janet Davies on

    After trying to get going with Wordpress by installing MAMP and then a Wordpress incident and having issues with plugin updates I found the Bitnami Wordpress stack a dream to work with. Unfortunately I ran into issues when I wanted to develop >1 site locally. The Multi-site version wasn't suitable for my needs. Found I was better off going back and installing plain Bitnami MAMP with as many Bitnami Wordpress modules as I wanted. If there was another way to do it I didn't find it in the support docs/forums/google.

    If you will be building more than one site locally, this Wordpress installer probably isn't for you but there are definitely many awesome Bitnami options out there that will work.

    4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

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