News from the versioned universe

Introducing VP-CLI: local workflows for sites is a lightweight hosting environment for WordPress with database merging and one of the key decisions we made early on was to bet on Docker. This was slightly controversial back then but today, Kubernetes rules the cloud hosting world ( runs happily on Google Cloud & GKE) and also Docker for Mac / Windows became great tools to run almost anything locally without the hassle of installing dependencies.

Today, we're announcing VP-CLI, a Docker-based utility that allows you to run WordPress sites locally and push them to for backup and synchronization:


Together with free development sites, VP-CLI is a great way to develop locally and synchronize your work via cloud.

To get started:

  • Create a free account on if you don't have it already.
  • Install VP-CLI: npm i -g @versionpress/vp-cli. You'll only need npm and Docker on your machine.
  • Run vp login to connect to the cloud.
  • Run vp to see all the possible commands.

Read more in the documentation and let us know what you think!

Happy holidays!

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