By default, each Lando Joomla recipe will also ship with helpful dev utilities.
This means you can use things like
php via Lando and avoid mucking up your actual computer trying to manage
php versions and tooling.
lando composer Runs composer commands lando db-export [file] Exports database from a service into a file lando db-import <file> Imports a dump file into database service lando joomla Runs joomla commands lando mysql Drops into a MySQL shell on a database service lando php Runs php commands
# Get joomla cli help lando joomla -h # Clear the joomla cache lando joomla cache:clear # Run composer tests lando composer test # Drop into a mysql shell lando mysql # Check the app's installed php extensions lando php -m
You can also run
lando from inside your app directory for a complete list of commands. This is always advisable as your list of commands may not be 100% the same as above. For example, if you set
database: postgres you will get
lando psql instead of
This is just a passthrough option to the xdebug setting that exists on all our php services. The
xdebug: true enables and configures the php xdebug extension and
xdebug: false disables it.
recipe: joomla config: xdebug: true|false
However, for more information we recommend you consult the php service documentation.
Importing Your Database
Once you've started up your Joomla site, you will need to pull in your database and files before you can really start to dev all the dev. Pulling your files is as easy as downloading an archive and extracting it to the correct location. Importing a database can be done using our helpful
lando db-import command.
# Grab your database dump curl -fsSL -o database.sql.gz "https://url.to.my.db/database.sql.gz" # Import the database # NOTE: db-import can handle uncompressed, gzipped or zipped files # Due to restrictions in how Docker handles file sharing your database # dump MUST exist somewhere inside of your app directory. lando db-import database.sql.gz
You can learn more about the
db-import command over here.