For almost a year now, I’ve been using the @wordpress/env package, which contains npm scripts and runs WordPress in a Docker container. It helped me a lot in the process of developing my korean payment plugin, Korea for WooCommerce, but also while working on client projects.
When coupled with Github, wp-env and Docker make for a quality development environment. However, I recently encountered a particularly annoying problem with this setup. When switching between projects quickly, I’ve received the following error message:
Host 'XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server
Solutions to this problem do exist on Stack Overflow, but they were not suitable to use with wp-env. So, I would like to share the solution I’ve found most useful for resolving this problem.
How to Fix MariaDB Error 1130 with wp-env and Docker (In 3 Steps)
Fortunately, the fix I’ve found for this error is quick and easy to implement. There are just three short steps.
Step 1: Find the Name of Your wp-env Container
First, you need to locate the name of the container created by wp-env. To do this, in the directory of your project containing .wp-env.json, you must run the following command:
This should give you a list of containers. In the Names column, you’ll see the following information:
In this example, “7b3099bc856ae9db898a196c0465cadb” is the name of the container created by wp-env.
Step 2: Access the Directory Containing Your docker-compose File
Once you have the name of your wp-env container, you can use it to access the directory containing the docker-compose file created by wp-env. To do so, run the following command in your terminal:
docker-compose down -v
docker-compose up -d
This should create a fresh environment.
Step 3: Restart wp-env
Finally, go back to your project folder and run:
You should then receive a message informing you that your WordPress dev environment is ready.
I’ve found wp-env extremely useful for plugin development and client projects alike. However, it sometimes throws a database error that can be tricky to resolve.
Fortunately, you can fix this problem in just three steps:
- Find the name of your wp-env container.
- Access the directory containing your docker-compose file.
- Restart wp-env.
Do you have any questions about fixing MariaDB Error 1130 with wp-env and Docker? Let me know in the comments section below!