The first of a series where I talk about setting up a local environment to develop for WordPress.

I don’t use MAMP like many other people do, but instead run everything in an Ubuntu virtual machine with VirtualBox. There are a few things we need to do to make this setup practical, like give ourselves a local address to connect on and set up a shared folder between the host and guest OS. Then we’ll set up Nginx with PHP-FPM and MySQL so the server is ready to go for WordPress.

In the next video, I’ll download and install a development version of WordPress along with some plugins that make development much easier.