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Instant WordPress

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5.3.6 | Updated: 18 Mar 2018



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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade instantwordpress -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade instantwordpress -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install instantwordpress
    name: instantwordpress
    version: '5.3.6'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'instantwordpress' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.3.6'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller instantwordpress
    Name     = "instantwordpress"
    Version  = "5.3.6"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'instantwordpress':
  ensure   => '5.3.6',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 11 Jul 2020.


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.

$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'
$toolslocation       = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'tools'

$shortcutRegistry    = Join-Path -Path $appBase -ChildPath 'shortcuts.txt'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -packageName   $packageName `
                             -Url           $url `
                             -UnzipLocation $installlocation `
                             -Checksum      '1E11D51AAD5F11930F0BB42CDDA718D672B64A9B050C953519A9C5B821B20CC2' `
                             -ChecksumType  'sha256'
# create .gui and .ignore files as appropriate
Get-ChildItem -Name $installlocation -include '*.bat','*.exe' -Recurse `
| ForEach-Object {
    [System.IO.FileInfo]$exe = Join-Path -Path $installlocation -ChildPath $_
    if ($exe.BaseName -eq 'Start-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 `
                                 -IconLocation (Join-Path -Path $toolslocation IWP.ico)
      # ignore this executable
      echo '' >"$($exe.FullName).ignore"
$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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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Instant WordPress 5.3.5 343 Friday, December 15, 2017 Approved
Instant WordPress 5.3.3 338 Sunday, November 19, 2017 Approved
Instant WordPress 5.3.0 321 Friday, October 27, 2017 Approved
Instant WordPress 4.5.0 929 Monday, August 24, 2015 Approved
Instant WordPress 4.4.2 436 Thursday, March 26, 2015 Approved

  • WordPress Version 4.7.1
  • PHP 7.0.14
  • MySQL – 10.1.20-MariaDB MariaDB Server
  • Apache/2.4.23 (Unix)
  • PHPMyAdmin Version
  • PHP Composer and WP-CLI also installed

This package has no dependencies.

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