[wp-hackers] Your development Setup

Enrico Lamperti mail at elamperti.com
Wed Jul 18 13:20:58 UTC 2012

I usually work on Windows, and I preffer Sublime
Text<http://www.sublimetext.com/> for

If I'm not using Linux I set up a VirtualBox
<https://www.virtualbox.org/>VM with a
Debian <http://www.debian.org/> using between 512 MB and 1 GB of RAM. Later
I install Apache, PHP, MySQL and phpMyAdmin (or you can use LAMP, it's *
almost* the same). Personally I like to use a headless VM (no window) and
access it via SSH (on Windows you can use
Putty<http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/>or this
Chrome extension<https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pnhechapfaindjhompbnflcldabbghjo>-though
it doesn't work absolutely well-).
If it suits your project, you may want to replicate the exact distribution
and configuration of the server where the site is going to be — we found it
useful for large projects.
It's up to you how you'll sync files with the server (some ideas: svn/git,
ftp/sftp, shared folder with guest OS).

To work/debug I use Chrome (I suggest the dev
and Firefox (nightly <http://nightly.mozilla.org/>). The Firefox inspector
lacks a lot of stuff, but Firebug <http://getfirebug.com/> will help you a

Good luck :)

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 4:45 AM, Ryan WP Mailing Lists <
ryan.wpmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone. I am looking to get starting with WordPress and PHP coding and
> I wanted to know what kind of setup do you all have, what kind a systems,
> specs, software you use.
> More detials the better, and of course some pics so I can see what it all
> looks like. Hoping for some good ideas to get my own development setup
> done.
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