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5.3.6 | Updated: 18 Mar 2018



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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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade instantwordpress -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure instantwordpress installed
    name: instantwordpress
    state: present
    version: 5.3.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'instantwordpress' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.3.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: instantwordpress,
    Version: 5.3.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller instantwordpress
   Name     = 'instantwordpress'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.3.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'instantwordpress':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.3.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install instantwordpress version="5.3.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. 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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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Instant WordPress 5.3.5 327 Friday, December 15, 2017 Approved
Instant WordPress 5.3.3 310 Sunday, November 19, 2017 Approved
Instant WordPress 5.3.0 296 Friday, October 27, 2017 Approved
Instant WordPress 4.5.0 895 Monday, August 24, 2015 Approved
Instant WordPress 4.4.2 415 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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