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 an app in the Development category. There are seven alternatives to InstantWP for Mac, Windows, Linux, Laravel and Wordpress. The best alternative is Local by Flywheel, which is free. Other great apps like InstantWP are DesktopServer (Freemium), WordPress Portable (Free), Theme Juice (Paid) and Wordup (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Stop debugging local environments and spend more time launching WordPress sites. SPEED AND SIMPLICITY Flywheel is fast and functional, so we brought those features to the slickest local WordPress development application in the world.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Wordpress
      Choose fictional domain names to personalize each of your projects and create dozens of virtual servers in seconds. WordPress designers and developers seldom work on a single project.
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    1. 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.

      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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    2. Theme Juice is a powerful Mac app that creates local WordPress sites with just a click.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Wordup is an open-source development toolkit for setting up and managing your local WordPress Theme/Plugin development, so that you can totally focus on coding.
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    3. Pressmatic is a robust local WordPress manager for Mac. All sites are isolated in individual Docker containers.

      Discontinued

      Pressmatic is now Local by Flywheel , it was acquired.

    4. 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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