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This project is no longer maintained as we developed docker-mate as a successor, which supports more PHP based sytems other than Wordpress, local SSL and is overall more extensible and improved.
I'd highly suggest having a look at the docker-mate repo and the docs.

Bedrock Docker

Easy-to-use Docker setup for local development of Bedrock based Wordpress projects

please note that this is intended for local development - deploying it to production is probably a bad idea

Build Status


  • Automated setup of new and existing Bedrock projects
  • Minimal configuration needed: Enter your project's name and you're good to go
  • Backup/Restore routines for the database
  • MailHog: Catch all outgoing mail for easy mail debugging
  • phpMyAdmin: Direct database access

Screenshot showing Bedrock Docker in action



  • If you're using dinghy that's everything you need
  • For native docker installs you need to configure your system to resolve .docker domains to


  • docker & docker-compose
  • Configure your system to resolve .docker domains to


First time setup

  1. git clone your-project
  2. cd your-project
  3. Adjust PROJECT_NAME=bedrock in the Makefile to your projects name (use kebap-case as this is also used for your local development domain)
  4. Run make up and follow the instructions
  5. Your new project should start and you should be greeted with the local URLs where you can access it

Starting, stopping etc...

Run make up to start everything

Run make stop to stop everything

Run make restart to - you probably guessed it - restart everything

Run make rebuild to rebuild the project from the ground (current database will be lost if not backed up)

Using composer

Bedrock Docker abstracts composer into a container. You can use make composer like you would use composer standalone:

# install a wordpress plugin:
make composer require wpackagist-plugin/wp-mail-smtp

# update wordpress & plugins:
make composer update

Backup a database

Run make mysql-backup creates a compressed backup of your database in the backup folder. If you need a more fine grained backup you can use phpMyAdmin

Restoring a database

Use phpMyAdmin to restore the database or use make mysql-restore if you created a backup previously

Upgrading the project & development containers

Run make upgrade

Logging & information

Run make logs or make logs app for just the logs of all or specific containers

Run make state to see the current state of your containers

Run make urls to see the URLs of the project

Accessing containers

Run make ssh app or make logs web to access the specific containers

Deleting the containers

Run make destroy

Need help or missing a feature?

Open an issue over here

Feedback is generally appreciated ;)