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Instant WordPress


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 6/3/2015.

Instant WordPress turns any Windows machine into a WordPress development server. It will even run from a USB stick.
It comes complete with it’s own built in Apache web server, PHP and MySQL installations that are started and stopped automatically.
Instant WordPress has a set of dummy WordPress posts and pages so that you do not have to create any data or posts to test themes and plugins.
It is self-configuring, so it should not conflict with any software already running on your machine.
Instant WordPress can be installed as many times as you wish and deleted by simply removing the folder that it is running from. Nothing is left on your machine.
Please Note: Instant WordPress is not suitable for live websites and should only be used for testing and development.

To install Instant WordPress, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install instantwordpress --version 4.4.2

To upgrade Instant WordPress, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade instantwordpress --version 4.4.2


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName         = 'instantwordpress' # nuget package ID
    $url                 = '' # download url
    $shortcutLocation    = 'Chocolatey'
    $shortcutName        = 'Instant WordPress.lnk'
    $shortcutDescription = 'Standalone, portable WordPress development environment'
    $appBase             = Split-Path -Parent `
                                      -Path (Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $installlocation     = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'App'
    $shortcutRegistry    = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'shortcuts.txt'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName 'EXE' "/S /D=$installlocation" $url -validExitCodes @(0)
    # create .gui and .ignore files as appropriate
    Get-ChildItem -Name $installlocation -filter '*.exe' -Recurse `
    | ForEach-Object {
        [System.IO.FileInfo]$exe = Join-Path -Path $installlocation -ChildPath $_
        if ($exe.BaseName -eq 'InstantWP')
          echo '' >"$($exe.FullName).gui"
          ## install a shortcut to the start menu to make this app discoverable
          [string]$shortcutFolder = Join-Path -Path "$($env:APPDATA)\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" `
                                              -ChildPath $shortcutLocation 
          [string]$shortcut       = Join-Path -Path $shortcutFolder `
                                              -ChildPath $shortcutName
          # register shortcut for removal on uninstall
          Out-File -InputObject $shortcut `
                   -Append `
                   -FilePath $shortcutRegistry
          if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists( $shortcutFolder))
            [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($shortcutFolder) >$null
          Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcut `
                                     -Targetpath $exe.FullName `
                                     -WorkingDirectory $exe.DirectoryName `
                                     -Description $shortcutDescription
          # ignore this executable
          echo '' >"$($exe.FullName).ignore"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $appBase          = Split-Path -Parent `
                                   -Path (Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $installlocation  = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'App'
    $shortcutRegistry = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'shortcuts.txt'
    Get-Content -LiteralPath $shortcutRegistry -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object { -not [string]::IsNullOrEmpty($_) } `
    | ForEach-Object {
        Write-Host "Removing Shortcut: $_"
        Remove-Item -LiteralPath $_ -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue
    Write-Host "Cleaning up $appBase ..."
    Remove-Item -Force `
                -Recurse `
                -Exclude '*.nupkg','*install.ps1' `
                -LiteralPath $appBase

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Corvideon


InstantWP © 2015 Corvideon


Release Notes

10/01/2015 – Instant WordPress Version 4.4.2
Instant WordPress Version 4.4.2 contains the following software:
- WordPress 4.1 (Updated)
- Apache 2.2.15 (Win32)
- PHP 5.4.36 (Updated)
-MySQL 5.1.46-community-nt
This version also contains an updated version of the Native Dashboard plugin.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Instant WordPress 5.3.5 203 Friday, December 15, 2017 approved
Instant WordPress 5.3.3 192 Sunday, November 19, 2017 approved
Instant WordPress 5.3.0 183 Friday, October 27, 2017 approved
Instant WordPress 4.5.0 667 Monday, August 24, 2015 approved
Instant WordPress 4.4.2 303 Thursday, March 26, 2015 approved

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