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Bedrock is a modern WordPress stack that helps you get started with the best development tools and project structure.

Much of the philosophy behind Bedrock is inspired by the Twelve-Factor App methodology including the WordPress specific version.


  • Better folder structure
  • Dependency management with Composer
  • Easy WordPress configuration with environment specific files
  • Environment variables with Dotenv
  • Autoloader for mu-plugins (use regular plugins as mu-plugins)

Use Trellis for additional features:

  • Easy development environments with Vagrant
  • Easy server provisioning with Ansible (Ubuntu 14.04, PHP 5.6 or HHVM, MariaDB)
  • One-command deploys

See a complete working example in the repo.



  1. Clone the git repo - git clone
  2. Run composer install
  3. Copy .env.example to .env and update environment variables:
    • DB_NAME - Database name
    • DB_USER - Database user
    • DB_PASSWORD - Database password
    • DB_HOST - Database host
    • WP_ENV - Set to environment (development, staging, production)
    • WP_HOME - Full URL to WordPress home (
    • WP_SITEURL - Full URL to WordPress including subdirectory (
    • AUTH_KEY, SECURE_AUTH_KEY, LOGGED_IN_KEY, NONCE_KEY, AUTH_SALT, SECURE_AUTH_SALT, LOGGED_IN_SALT, NONCE_SALT - Generate with wp-cli-dotenv-command or from the WordPress Salt Generator
  4. Add theme(s) in web/app/themes as you would for a normal WordPress site.
  5. Set your site vhost document root to /path/to/site/web/ (/path/to/site/current/web/ if using deploys)
  6. Access WP admin at


There are two methods to deploy Bedrock sites out of the box:

Any other deployment method can be used as well with one requirement:

composer install must be run as part of the deploy process.


Bedrock documentation is available at


Contributions are welcome from everyone. We have contributing guidelines to help you get started.


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