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WordPress Dev with wp-sqlite-db

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Recently I wanted to do a little WordPress development, but also avoid running MySQL Server and Apache Server. I thought of using a VM, but discovered the VirtualBox isn’t supported on M1 Macs. Turns out, all you need is PHP (<8.0*) and SQLite, thanks to

  1. Get the latest WordPress
  2. Drop in db.php
  3. Move wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php
  4. Run php -S

That’s it!

*PHP8 throws type checking errors, so I resorted to PHP 7.4

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