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.
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WordPress is a popular blogging software and powers more than 10% of all websites globally. Developed by Automattic, 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.
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:
We track every release of WordPress and update our stack shortly after it's released.
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.
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 stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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On April 25th, 2014, I submitted a review of the then-current state of affairs of Bitnami WordPress. Since then, Bitnami has made an improvement in the installation, although it comes with one new drawback.
With the earlier (WordPress 3.9.0) version of Bitnami WordPress, the install had to be in the Applications folder (Mac OS X). Now, you can choose where you want Bitnami to install WordPress (version 4). This helps keep the clutter in your Applications folder to a minimum.
The trade-off is that before, you could have separate accounts on your computer, and each account would have it's own WordPress files under Bitnami. With the new version of the installer, every account on your computer sees the same WordPress install, and thus, the same files.
If you need separate WordPress installs for separate accounts, though, you can install Bitnami WordPress multiple times, once for each account where you need it.
However you decide to set it up, Bitnami WordPress still offers the best way to develop locally.
Absolutely works for my needs. It was a bit of a challenge in the beginning but once I got the IP hammered out for web browser access and installed LXDE desktop environment (for a simple basic GUI) on the virtual machine I was ready to go. This is my sandbox and my learning tool.
TL;DR - Do or do not, there is no try - you'll love it
Once I discovered how easy it was to install a contained Bitnami stack locally, I've been migrating all my WordPress sites under development as app modules. There's a noticeable improvement in performance compared to MAMP.
A few things I did to make it easier for me:
- Rename URL to remove /wordpress
- Copy "WordPress Module.app" to local directory and rename to wp.app
- Make aliases for quick install and server start
For a new project, I go to apps, bit-install instance_name. If I want to migrate a site to it, I use the Duplicator plugin to replace the contents of apps/instance_name/htdocs.
Thank you for providing all this and more. I'm inspired to try the Node.js stack as it seems like a perfect introduction for study. Docker support looks promising also.
Fastest local setup ever. Completely pain free. Allowed me to work on my clients project instead of wasting time on tracking down local host errors. Already using it for my next client.
I was using Azure Websites with WordPress on SQL database, and I did not like it, because of certain plugins not working right, then I found this image on Azure VM. So I tried installing and boom it works. I was looking for a Linux and MySQL database option, and I got it from Bitnami. Thanks for that!