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Easy Steps to Set up WordPress Using Docker: A Beginner’s Guide

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Easy Steps to Set up WordPress Using Docker: A Beginner’s Guide

Easy Steps to Set up WordPress Using Docker: A Beginner’s Guide” is a comprehensive tutorial designed to help beginners set up a WordPress website using Docker. This guide covers everything from installing Docker to configuring WordPress and provides an easy-to-follow step-by-step approach to simplify the process. With this guide, anyone can start their own WordPress website using Docker with ease.

Step 1: Install Docker

Firstly, you’ll need to install Docker on your machine. You can download and install Docker for your operating system by following the instructions from the official Docker website:

Step 2: Create a Docker Compose file

Next, create a Docker Compose file for your WordPress installation. This file will define the containers that Docker will use to run WordPress and its associated services. Create a new file named docker-compose.yml and add the following code to it:

version: '3

    image: mysql:5.7
      - db_data:/var/lib/mysql
    restart: always
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: password
      MYSQL_DATABASE: wordpress
      MYSQL_USER: wordpress
      MYSQL_PASSWORD: wordpress

      - db
    image: wordpress:latest
      - ./wp-content:/var/www/html/wp-content
    restart: always
      - "8080:80"
      WORDPRESS_DB_HOST: db:3306
      WORDPRESS_DB_USER: wordpress
      WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD: your_wordpress_password_here
      WORDPRESS_DB_NAME: wordpress


This Docker Compose file defines two services: a MySQL database and a WordPress web server. The database service uses the mysql:5.7 image and sets some environment variables to configure the database. The WordPress service uses the wordpress:latest image and depends on the database service. It also sets some environment variables and exposes port 8080 for the web server; you can change the port if you are already used 8080.

Step 3: Start the Containers

Once you have your Docker Compose file ready, you can start the containers by running the following command in your terminal:

docker-compose up -d

This command will start the containers in detached mode, which means they’ll run in the background. Docker will download the necessary images and create the containers according to your docker-compose.yml file.

Step 4: Access WordPress

After the containers have started, you can access WordPress by opening your web browser and navigating to http://localhost:8080. You should see the WordPress installation page. Follow the instructions to set up WordPress and create your admin account.


That’s it! You’ve successfully set up WordPress using Docker. Now you can use Docker to manage your WordPress installation and easily move it between different environments. If you want to stop the containers, you can run the following command:

docker-compose down

This will stop and remove the containers, but it won’t remove any data that you’ve created in WordPress. The next time you start the containers, your data will still be there.

Quick Setup –

Clone this repo and run docker-compose -up d