Using Laravel Valet to Develop a Concrete CMS Site

Aug 15, 2016

Laravel Valet is a development environment for Mac developers. It's a fast, low impact alternative to setting up Apache and the hosts file on your machine.

Valet Installation

Install Laravel Valet by following the instructions on that site.

Installation will add a .valet directory to your profile folder.

Concrete CMS Valet Driver Installation

Once Valet installation is complete, you can install the driver.

  1. Download the driver from GitHub.
  2. Copy the driver, ConcreteValetDriver.php, to the Drivers folder under .valet

Concrete CMS Installation

After you have installed Valet and the concrete driver, you're ready to install concrete itself.

  1. Download the lastest version of concrete
  2. Unzip the concrete file
  3. Copy the folder, such as concrete5.7.5.9) and it's contents to the Parked directory you setup in Valet
  4. Access your site by going to the name of the folder appended with '.dev.', such as > concrete5.7.5.9.dev
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