Please: Automated CMS and Framework Installs in Vagrant
If you’re a web developer, possibly one of your most boring and repetitive tasks is the configuration of the basic setup for every new project. Configuring your
my-project.dev domain, creating the database, installing WordPress (or any other CMS/Framework) for the thousandth time: you already know how to do it. What if you could automate all of that?
Well, actually, you can.
Please is a simple bash script that helps to automate the installations of many CMSs and Frameworks by configuring them automatically into your Vagrant box, adding a development domain name into your host file, and even a database if needed.
Let’s take a look.
Since Please is still in beta version (0.3), I suggest that you not use it immediately in your production, but to test it first — to make sure everything works as you require. There’s no risk about losing data and so on — the worst thing that could happen is that it’s not working — but it’s always better to be safe.
So, first, you need to setup a Vagrant box.
If you’re new to Vagrant, I suggest you read this nice introduction to understand the whole thing and get started the right way.
A small Vagrant box (a fork of box.scotch.io) has been created for this project, and it’s named Please Box.
Here are all the steps for installation:
$ git clone https://github.com/jehanf/please-box.git please-box $ cd please-box $ vagrant up
Please also requires the Vagrant HostsUpdater plugin to get everything to work. The installation is quite simple; here’s the command to save you some time:
$ vagrant plugin install vagrant-hostsupdater
That’s it, you’re all set to start using Please!
There are very few steps needed to install Please, as written in the official documentation:
$ git clone https://github.com/jehanf/please.git $ sudo chmod +x please/please $ sudo mv please/please /usr/local/bin/please && sudo rm -R please
&& sudo rm -R please part is only to keep your computer clean; since the
git clone part clones the full folder of the repo, including the README file, you may not want to keep these on your computer.
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