Configuring WPLib Box's Domain Name¶
By default WPLib Box configures itself to load using the domain name
assuming you allow it to update your
hosts file. But
this is probably not the domain you want to use to work on your client's website.
Choosing a top-level domain for local use.¶
In "early days" we local developers always used
.dev for our local domains; e.g.
But thanks to Google that
is not really a good option anymore, especially if you ever plan to use Chrome.
So let's say your client's website is
example.com; we recommend you pick
we like it!), or
example.test since .test
is the shortest available name where the rug is not likely to be pulled out from under us in the future.
Changing the Domain Name¶
Assuming you stored your project in a subdirectory named
example.local of a
then to change WPLib Box's domain name is as simple as updating
HOSTNAME in that project
directory, and then running
MacOS or Linux
cd ~/Sites/example.local echo example.local > HOSTNAME vagrant reload
cd C:\Sites\example.local echo example.local > HOSTNAME vagrant reload
You can, of course, also load
HOSTNAME into your IDE or text editor and change it that way too.