Getting Started


Before you get started with this recipe we assume that you have:

  1. Installed Lando and gotten familiar with its basics.
  2. Initialized a Landofile for your codebase for use with this recipe.
  3. Read about the various services, tooling, events and routing Lando offers.

Quick Start

Try out the relevant commands below to spin up a new Landoified vanilla WordPress site.

# Create folder and enter it
mkdir wordpress && cd wordpress

# Initialize a wordpress recipe using the latest WordPress version
lando init \
  --source remote \
  --remote-url \
  --recipe wordpress \
  --webroot wordpress \
  --name my-first-wordpress-app

# Start it up
lando start

# List information about this app
lando info

# Create a WordPress config file
lando wp config create \
  --dbname=wordpress \
  --dbuser=wordpress \
  --dbpass=wordpress \
  --dbhost=database \

# Install WordPress
lando wp core install \
  --url= \
  --title="My First Wordpress App" \
  --admin_user=admin \
  --admin_password=password \ \

Log in with admin and password at

Custom Installation

This plugin is included with Lando by default. That means if you have Lando version 3.0.8 or higher then this plugin is already installed!

However if you would like to manually install the plugin, update it to the bleeding edge or install a particular version then use the below. Note that this installation method requires Lando 3.5.0+.

# Ensure you have a global plugins directory
mkdir -p ~/.lando/plugins

# Install plugin
# NOTE: Modify the "yarn add @lando/wordpress" line to install a particular version eg
# yarn add @lando/platform@0.5.2
docker run --rm -it -v ${HOME}/.lando/plugins:/plugins -w /tmp node:14-alpine sh -c \
  "yarn init -y \
  && yarn add @lando/wordpress --production --flat --no-default-rc --no-lockfile --link-duplicates \
  && yarn install --production --cwd /tmp/node_modules/@lando/wordpress \
  && mkdir -p /plugins/@lando \
  && mv --force /tmp/node_modules/@lando/wordpress /plugins/@lando/wordpress"

# Rebuild the plugin cache
lando --clear
# @NOTE: This doesn't actaully work yet
hyperdrive install @lando/wordpress

You should be able to verify the plugin is installed by running lando config --path plugins and checking for @lando/wordpress. This command will also show you where the plugin is being loaded from.