In this video, I will show you how to use wp-now to start a local WordPress environment. wp-now is a powerful tool that can make it easy to set up and manage local WordPress environments. It’s a great choice for developers who want to be able to test their code and plugins in a safe and controlled environment.
I will start by showing you how to install wp-now. Then, I will show you how to start a new server using wp-now. I will also show you how to use the –php and –wp arguments to specify a different version of PHP or WordPress. Finally, I will show you how to stop the server.
Step 1 – Login in as a Root user (For MacOS):
Step 2 – Install WP-NOW directly from npm by executing the following command:
npm install -g @wp-now/wp-now
Step 3 – Once WP-NOW is installed, you can initiate a new server by navigating to your WordPress plugin or theme directory and executing the following command:
cd wordpress-plugin-or-theme wp-now start
To switch to different versions of PHP and WordPress on the fly, you can use the
--wp=<version> arguments as shown in this example:
wp-now start --wp=5.9 --php=7.4