Using Lando to develop under Docker !

A few months ago, it was tested to manage development environments. The major advantage of Docker is to develop locally on the technical basis of the server. Admit that it is tempting when on sites hosted by different providers (Even if at the moment they are at O2Switch) with the software versions of PHP, Mysql, Mariadb different. The major disadvantage of Docker, my humble opinion, lies in the complexity of the configuration! I had never managed to run multiple times in real time!

With Lando, all become simple!

Chatting with a friend on Slack, I’ve discovered Lando.

Overview В· Lando Documentation

Overview В· Lando Documentation

Looking for a new gig? A Lando friend is hiring!


To use Lando, you first need to install Docker, then Lando comes overlay. It will greatly facilitate the configuration of different Docker images to use to run your environment.

WordPress Recipes!

Lando offers “Recipe”, literally recipes for the main CMS and Frameworks of the market including WordPress.

With the WordPress recipe, Lando will create an environment including PHP, and Mariadb to run your site but also wp-cli !

In short, in a few seconds of launch, you are ready to develop on your favorite CMS.

A simplified configuration for Docker!

Here is an example of the .lando.yml configuration file that you will need to have at the root of your project to launch your Lando instance!

name: test
recipe: wordpress
  webroot: .
  php: '7.0'
  xdebug: true
  database: mariadb
    type: phpmyadmin
      - database
      - old-test
    type: mailhog
    - appserver
    type: mariadb
    portforward: true
      user: wordpress
      password: wordpress
      database: old-test
    service: appserver

This is a simple text file in .yml format that will be read by Lando so that it can create your environment.

A Lire Aussi:  3 minutes to install WordPress!

Note a “name”, this one will be used to create your local development url! as well as the services you want to create and in which version! Here I chose a PHP version 7.0, Mariadb in its current stable version, Phpmyadmin, Mailhog to “catch mails” out without having mail server to configure. There is also the configuration of a second database server ‘old-test’, the activation of Xdebug and Composer! Lando sur Github



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Sebastien Serre

Passionate about the web since the late 1990s, I have developed over the years skills in web creation. Creating WordPress websites since 2006 and developing exclusively on Wordpress since 2014. I would create the site or WordPress extension you need. Developer of extensions, Core contributor, Moderator on the WPFR forum, WordPress translator and speaker on WordCamp, my life is punctuated by WordPress

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