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WordPress on Heroku

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This project is a template for installing and running WordPress on Heroku.

It is based on Bedrock, a modern WordPress stack that helps you to get started with the best development tools and a modern project structure.

All resources used in this project are free-of-charge. You can upgrade them post-deployment.

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Getting Started

Method 1: One-Click-Deployment (suggested for evaluation)


Using this button you can deploy a new instance of WordPress.

All required extensions (MySQL DB) will be deployed automatically. This also works if you fork your own project to work on your site.

Method 2: Deploy using Heroku CLI (suggested for customization)

Plase check out the deployment page in the wiki for a step-by-step guide.


  • Better folder structure
  • Dependency management with Composer
  • Easy WordPress configuration with environment variables from Heroku
  • Autoloader for mu-plugins (use regular plugins as mu-plugins)
  • Enhanced security (separated web root and secure passwords with wp-password-bcrypt)


If you have problems using your instance of WordPress, you should check the official documentation. If you discover an issue with the deployment process provided by this repository, then open an issue here.


Released under the MIT license.