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InstantWP Alternatives

InstantWP is described as 'complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment. It will turn almost any Windows or macOS machine into a WordPress development server. It will even run from a USB key' and is a IDE in the development category. There are five alternatives to InstantWP for Mac, Windows, Linux and Laravel. The best alternative is Local by Flywheel, which is free. Other great apps like InstantWP are WordPress Portable, Laravel Valet, Theme Juice and Pressmatic.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • MySQL Community Edition
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • PHP
  • Wordpress

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  1. Local by Flywheel icon

    Local by Flywheel

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Stop debugging local environments and spend more time launching WordPress sites.

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    WordPress Portable

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    WordPress Portable is a free program for Windows that automatically ships with everything needed to run WordPress locally. All you need to do is to extract the package contents on your system after download and start the WordPress Portable executable afterwards.

    ⚫︎ PortableWordPress Portable can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 3.5, can be still downloaded from the Box link on the official website

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  3. Laravel Valet icon

    Laravel Valet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Laravel

    Valet is a Laravel development environment for Mac minimalists. No Vagrant, no hosts file. You can even share your sites publicly using local tunnels. Yeah, we like it too.

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    Theme Juice

    • Mac

    Theme Juice is a powerful Mac app that creates local WordPress sites with just a click.

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  5. Pressmatic icon

    Pressmatic

    • Mac

    Pressmatic is a robust local WordPress manager for Mac. All sites are isolated in individual Docker containers.

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    Discontinued

    Pressmatic is now Local by Flywheel icon Local by Flywheel , it was acquired.

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