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WordPress Portable Alternatives

WordPress Portable is described as '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' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are six alternatives to WordPress Portable for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Wordpress, Linux and MySQL Community Edition. The best alternative is Local by Flywheel, which is free. Other great apps like WordPress Portable are InstantWP, DesktopServer, Theme Juice and Pressmatic.

This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

WordPress Portable is a free program for Windows that automatically ships with everything needed to run WordPress locally....

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  1. Local by Flywheel

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  2. InstantWP

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

    InstantWP is a 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.

    Discontinued

    No release since 2018. The developer doesn't seem to answer bug reports and issues on GitHub anymore, and the used port (10080) is now blocked by default on modern browsers (see https://github.com/webtoolsgroup/InstantWP/issues/103).



  3. DesktopServer

    • 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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  4. Theme Juice

    • Mac

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

  5. Pressmatic

    • Mac

    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.



  6. 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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