This is a Vagrant setup for creating Wordpress themes. Uses Chef Solo recipes for provisioning. The recipes are copied from my fork of those by Opscode, which allows for their use with Chef Solo and for a blank MySQL root password.
NEVER WORRY ABOUT SETTING UP MYSQL AND PHP ON YOUR MAC EVER AGAIN!
$ gem install vagrant
$ git clone git://github.com/paulcarvill/vagrant-wordpress.git $ cd vagrant-wordpress $ vagrant up $ open http://localhost:8080
You'll need to install Wordpress (i.e. set up an admin user, name the Wordpress blog etc.). Then copy a base theme (like the totally stripped-down Starkers) into the theme directory, select Appearance > Themes in the Wordpress dashboard, choose the new theme and get to work!
Your Ubuntu/PHP/MySQL box exists as a virtual machine. The website running on the virtual machine is pointing back at the theme directory on your local machine. So you can do your work, keep it in version control, and destroy the virtual machine once you're finished using:
$ vagrant destroy