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Workflow for Wordpress

I was super excited to see this course come out on Treehouse! Unfortunately, it was a huge let down as it only targeted Apple computers :(((

Can anyone point me to a workflow that is tailored towards Windows? Wp-CLI isn't even supported by Windows. So what am I supposed to do?


3 Answers

What do you use as your local development server... in XAMPP for example you should be able to open the Linux console and install wp-cli (out of the box) and wordmove (with some extra config -ruby & gems e.t.c)

or I believe VVV has wp-cli pre-installed (which should also work on windows).

Currently using WAMP, I've never really thought of using XAMPP.

Jesse Petersen
Jesse Petersen
Treehouse Guest Teacher

I provided tools for every operating system both in the videos and the teacher notes. VVV, DesktopServer, Sublime Text, and MAMP are all cross-platform and I provided alternatives to every area of software mentioned. What are you missing to work with?

Whoa! Sorry I never got the emails to your guys' responses haha

I think MAMP is specific to Mac, no?

I'm actually kind of interested in XAMPP now that it has the ability to use Linux console. Also Jesse, WP CLI does not work with Windows :( Looks like it only works in Unix environments. Personally I'm not a fan of Windows, but I can't affod a Mac and this Windows laptop I bought doesn't play well with Linux. So I'm kinda stuck right now with what I have..

I'll go through the course again and try to see if I can make this work and I will report back with an update!


Jesse Petersen
Jesse Petersen
Treehouse Guest Teacher

There is limited WP-CLI support for Windows but no one being reasonable in their hosting provider today is choosing Windows environments to host, so you have it available there unless you don't have SSH access.

No, MAMP is not just for Mac. Per their homepage:


MAMP: My Apache - MySQL - PHP For OS X and Windows

I still recommend using a nice DesktopServer over any other package, plus it runs off the backbone of XAMPP.

A note on affording equipment - IF you're building for pay, roll the cost of equipment or software into each project. It's how you bootstrap an operation, not buying all of the premium plugins, themes, and tools at once. With that many CSS points, you can earn your way to an Air or MacBook on the side pretty quickly at $65/hr. :)

Good points Jesse and thanks for responding! Really appreciate it! Let me take another stab at your course and see if I can get a bit farther now :D