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Last pushed: 3 days ago
Short Description
The WordPress rich content management system can utilize plugins, widgets, and themes.
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Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

For more information about this image and its history, please see the relevant manifest file (library/wordpress). This image is updated via pull requests to the docker-library/official-images GitHub repo.

For detailed information about the virtual/transfer sizes and individual layers of each of the above supported tags, please see the repos/wordpress/ file in the docker-library/repo-info GitHub repo.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by more than 22.0% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites. The most popular languages used are English, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia.

How to use this image

$ docker run --name some-wordpress --link some-mysql:mysql -d wordpress

The following environment variables are also honored for configuring your WordPress instance:

  • -e WORDPRESS_DB_HOST=... (defaults to the IP and port of the linked mysql container)
  • -e WORDPRESS_DB_USER=... (defaults to "root")
  • -e WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD=... (defaults to the value of the MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD environment variable from the linked mysql container)
  • -e WORDPRESS_DB_NAME=... (defaults to "wordpress")
  • -e WORDPRESS_TABLE_PREFIX=... (defaults to "", only set this when you need to override the default table prefix in wp-config.php)

If the WORDPRESS_DB_NAME specified does not already exist on the given MySQL server, it will be created automatically upon startup of the wordpress container, provided that the WORDPRESS_DB_USER specified has the necessary permissions to create it.

If you'd like to be able to access the instance from the host without the container's IP, standard port mappings can be used:

$ docker run --name some-wordpress --link some-mysql:mysql -p 8080:80 -d wordpress

Then, access it via http://localhost:8080 or http://host-ip:8080 in a browser.

If you'd like to use an external database instead of a linked mysql container, specify the hostname and port with WORDPRESS_DB_HOST along with the password in WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD and the username in WORDPRESS_DB_USER (if it is something other than root):

$ docker run --name some-wordpress -e WORDPRESS_DB_HOST= \
    -e WORDPRESS_DB_USER=... -e WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD=... -d wordpress

... via docker-compose

Example docker-compose.yml for wordpress:

version: '2'


    image: wordpress
      - 8080:80

    image: mariadb
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: example

Run docker-compose up, wait for it to initialize completely, and visit http://localhost:8080 or http://host-ip:8080.

Adding additional libraries / extensions

This image does not provide any additional PHP extensions or other libraries, even if they are required by popular plugins. There are an infinite number of possible plugins, and they potentially require any extension PHP supports. Including every PHP extension that exists would dramatically increase the image size.

If you need additional PHP extensions, you'll need to create your own image FROM this one. The documentation of the php image explains how to compile additional extensions. Additionally, the wordpress Dockerfile has an example of doing this.

The following Docker Hub features can help with the task of keeping your dependent images up-to-date:

  • Automated Builds let Docker Hub automatically build your Dockerfile each time you push changes to it.
  • Repository Links can ensure that your image is also rebuilt any time wordpress is updated.

Supported Docker versions

This image is officially supported on Docker version 17.03.0-ce.

Support for older versions (down to 1.6) is provided on a best-effort basis.

Please see the Docker installation documentation for details on how to upgrade your Docker daemon.

User Feedback


If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us through a GitHub issue. If the issue is related to a CVE, please check for a cve-tracker issue on the official-images repository first.

You can also reach many of the official image maintainers via the #docker-library IRC channel on Freenode.


You are invited to contribute new features, fixes, or updates, large or small; we are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can.

Before you start to code, we recommend discussing your plans through a GitHub issue, especially for more ambitious contributions. This gives other contributors a chance to point you in the right direction, give you feedback on your design, and help you find out if someone else is working on the same thing.


Documentation for this image is stored in the wordpress/ directory of the docker-library/docs GitHub repo. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the repository's file before attempting a pull request.

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Comments (81)
5 days ago

If you need a complete stack including MySQL, Redis, Varnish, etc check out

23 days ago

Most configuration you can set in php.ini you can also set in httpd.conf. See the php configuration documentation for more information on the slightly different configuration formats. I usually create a local.conf for additional settings and add it to the /etc/httpd/conf.d/ directory (your distro may vary).

a month ago

any of php-fpm images is working

a month ago

I am still looking for the php.ini file in this container. It does not exist. Can anyone suggest where one should create this file on the container?

2 months ago

How to edit upload_maximum_size in php.ini when I am using WordPress docker in Azure Ubuntu 16.04 VM? How do I access it as I tried to search in Linux Server with whereis php.ini or whereis uploads.ini?

4 months ago

It'd be very nice to have latest tags!

For example: latest-fpm, latest-php7.0-fpm

4 months ago

$> docker pull wordpress:4.7                                                                                                                  18:33:07
Pulling repository
Tag 4.7 not found in repository
4 months ago

@steveflee yes please, a gist for this would be great!

4 months ago

@kunbi You can write your own Dockerfile FROM wordpress ! wp-config is generated by entry point in this image. You also can write your own entrypoint or run a simple sed command in RUN directive.

5 months ago

Thank you for this image. I would like to ask for direction on the following: I like to edit the wp-config.php file of wordpress, how can I go about doing this from the existing wordpress image.

Thank you.