- Install Composer
- Install Themosis framework
- Project structure
The framework has one system requirement before getting started:
- PHP >= 5.4
Otherwise the server requirements are the same as for WordPress. Check here for default WordPress requirements.
The Themosis framework uses Composer to manage its dependencies and easily loads its files. Please follow the instructions here in order to install Composer either locally or globally on your computer.
On Windows, you can use the Composer Windows installer.
We recommend you to install Composer globally on your system.
Install Themosis framework
Console and execute the following command:
composer create-project themosis/themosis my-project-name
This will create a directory called
my-project-name on your system and automatically download the latest WordPress version along with the latest Themosis framework version and its dependencies.
my-project-name folder. You should find the following files and directories:
bootstrap directory is where the framework paths, Composer autoloading, framework environment, constant declarations and shared configuration are setup.
config directory is where you defined your application configuration per environment as well as the shared one. By default, the framework comes with
production environment configuration files inside the
htdocs folder is the web root directory. Because WordPress is defined as a dependency, the framework installs the latest WordPress version inside the
The framework also modifies the default
wp-content location. Your WordPress plugins and themes should all be installed inside the
library directory contains Themosis custom classes that handle environment loading. It's a framework dependency and may contain other classes to help bootstrap the application.
storage directory is used to store pre-compiled view files and other temporary files. Note: If you install the framework in a "classic" WordPress project, make sure to add a
storage/views directories inside your
Your project will have a
vendordirectory installed. This
vendordirectory is created by default by Composer. It stores package dependencies used by the Themosis framework.
Habitually, you define your environment variables like database name, database user, authentication salts and other WordPress configurations inside the
With the Themosis framework, those configurations are extracted from the web root and located in the parent folder, at project root. The framework allows you to define multiple environments: local, production, staging,... and to specify configuration and access per environment.
Follow the Environment guide and see how to install your WordPress application on a local and production environment/server.
Read the environment setup guide