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Bedrock with DevKinsta

DevKinsta is a local WordPress development environment. In this guide you will learn how to setup a Bedrock-based WordPress site with DevKinsta.

# Create a new site

  1. Create a new site from the DevKinsta interface using the Custom site option
  2. Select the Empty site option

In this guide, we'll use example as the site name.

# Installing Bedrock from the terminal

Navigate to the site path for your DevKinsta site:

$ cd ~/DevKinsta/public/example

Once you are in the example/ folder for your DevKinsta site, either install Bedrock with Composer or clone your existing git repository into this directory:

$ composer create-project roots/bedrock

Your folder structure should now look like this:

# @ ~/DevKinsta/
├── kinsta
├── logs
├── nginx_sites
├── private
├── public
│   └── example
│       ├── bedrock
│       └── index.html
├── ssl
└── wp

# Configure environment variables

Bedrock requires environment variables to be configured in order to get started.

The .env file in the app/bedrock/ directory must be configured with Local's database settings along with your home URL. Update the following values in your .env file:



Make sure to populate the DB_PASSWORD based on the provided password in the DevKinsta interface for your site.

# Set the webroot in DevKinsta's site config

DevKinsta's site config is located at ~/DevKinsta/nginx_sites/example.conf. Open this file and modify theroot path:

-root /www/kinsta/public/example;
+root /www/kinsta/public/example/bedrock/web;

You will need to restart your site after making these changes, and then your site will be accessible at http://example.local.


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