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jquery-wp-content is a custom replacement for the wp-content directory which contains the plugins, themes and site configuration to run the jQuery multi-site WordPress network.

Although we recommend using the pre-built VM, if you would like to manually install jquery-wp-content you will find instructions for installing in the file in this directory. We strongly recommend using the VM as it will provide the same environment as our production servers.


This setup guide assumes you have certain prerequisites installed.

Vagrant and Virtualbox

We recommend the combination of Virtualbox and Vagrant for a local development environment. Vagrant simplifies download, installation, and management of the local environment VM with a few commands.


From the root of your jquery-wp-content clone, run the following command:

vagrant up

This will start the VM for you, the output should look similar to what you see below.

Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
[default] Box 'jquery-wp-content' was not found. Fetching box from specified URL for
the provider 'virtualbox'. Note that if the URL does not have
a box for this provider, you should interrupt Vagrant now and add
the box yourself. Otherwise Vagrant will attempt to download the
full box prior to discovering this error.
Downloading box from URL:
Calculating and comparing box checksum...ime remaining: 0:00:01)
Extracting box...
Successfully added box 'jquery-wp-content' with provider 'virtualbox'!
[default] Importing base box 'jquery-wp-content'...
[default] Matching MAC address for NAT networking...
[default] Setting the name of the VM...
[default] Clearing any previously set forwarded ports...
[default] Clearing any previously set network interfaces...
[default] Preparing network interfaces based on configuration...
[default] Forwarding ports...
[default] -- 22 => 2222 (adapter 1)
[default] Running 'pre-boot' VM customizations...
[default] Booting VM...
[default] Waiting for machine to boot. This may take a few minutes...
[default] Machine booted and ready!
[default] Setting hostname...
[default] Configuring and enabling network interfaces...
[default] Mounting shared folders...
[default] -- /vagrant
[default] -- /var/www/wordpress/jquery-wp-content

Complete the installation process by pointing your browser at Feel free to use any username/password/email combination that you choose, though keep note of the username and password as you will need them to deploy to your local VM.

You do not need to configure your /etc/hosts file for vagrant.* because's DNS handles this for you. However, if you plan to work offline, you can use the following rules:

Stopping and Restarting the Virtual Machine

When you're not working on jquery-wp-content you'll probably want to run vagrant halt to turn off the VM to save yourself some system resources. Alternatively you can suspend the VM by using vagrant suspend. You can always start the VM by running vagrant up.

Clean up

Should you need to recover some harddrive space you can safely run the vagrant destroy command from within your jquery-wp-content clone. This will delete the VM image from your hard drive. You will not lose any work by doing this.


Changes pushed to master are automatically pulled onto the stage domain.


WordPress themes and plugins for the jQuery sites