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VS Code extension

Start a zero-setup development environment using the VS Code extension, and develop your plugin or theme locally without installing Apache or MySQL.


The VS Code extension is maintained in a different GitHub repository, Playground Tools. You can find the latest documentation in the dedicated README file.

The extension ships with a portable WebAssembly version of PHP and sets up WordPress to use SQLite. Once installed, all you have to do is click the Start WordPress Server button in VS Code: