Running Craft Commands Against a Craft Nitro Site

It's best to run all `craft` commands through the `nitro` command.

Let’s look back at the project we cre­at­ed in the begin­ning of the course. 

➜ cd ~/training/learnnitro

If I want­ed to check if there are any updates to plu­g­ins or Craft for this project, I would typ­i­cal­ly run 

➜ craft update/info

I like to do this to get an idea what’s avail­able and then plan my next steps. 

But if I run that com­mand, I get a SQL error. Craft checks the data­base when run­ning Craft com­mands and based on what I have set in the .env file for this project, the Craft con­sole com­mand can­not con­nect to the data­base. This because inter­nal to the Dock­er net­work, the MySQL data­base serv­er port is 3306. How­ev­er, exter­nal­ly, it is 3307. I don’t want to change my .env file, so I’ll use the nitro com­mand instead as a way to run com­mands as if I was inside the Dock­er network.

It’s quite sim­ple, real­ly. I just prepend every­thing with the nitro com­mand and then run the craft com­mand as a subcommand.

➜ nitro craft update/info

And that works! 

Because of this, I rec­om­mend run­ning all craft com­mands through the nitro com­mand, just to be sure you don’t run into any issues.

Here are all of the videos in Local Development with Craft Nitro:

1 What is Craft Nitro? Craft Nitro is a Docker-based local hosting solution by Pixel & Tonic, the developers of Craft. It is designed as an officially-supported way to handle local development of Craft CMS website builds, as well as when working on plugin development. 04:08
2 Is Craft Nitro Right for Me? Five checks to see if Craft Nitro is the local development environment for you. 02:33
3 How to Install Craft Nitro Installing Craft Nitro on macOS requires Docker, so that means you need to first have Docker Desktop for Mac installed and working. 09:20
4 Creating Your First Site with Nitro Now that we have Nitro installed, we are ready to create our first Craft hosted with Nitro. 09:49
5 Setting Up A Boilerplate Project with Craft Nitro If you have a boilerplate project that you work with when starting new projects, it’s simple to use that to create a new Nitro project via the `nitro create` command. 04:35
6 Migrating an Existing Project to Craft Nitro Migrating an existing project to Nitro is probably going to be the most common scenario you run into, assuming you move all of your projects over instead of just using Nitro for new projects. 05:04
7 Running Craft Commands Against a Craft Nitro Site It's best to run all `craft` commands through the `nitro` command. 02:15
8 Craft CMS Multi-Site with Craft Nitro Supporting a Craft multi-site installation with Craft Nitro requires using the `nitro alias` command. 04:33
9 How to Recall Which Nitro Sites Are Running I like to be able to get a quick peak and reminds myself of what’s what and if I’ve even set up a project in Nitro yet. 02:58
10 Removing a Site from Craft Nitro Here is how to remove a site from Craft Nitro. 03:05
11 Testing Email Sending in Craft Nitro In addition to the core functionality of local hosting, Craft Nitro also has ancillary services that fill out the total experience of running a Craft site. 05:28
12 Updating Craft Nitro Nitro is an actively maintained project by Pixel & Tonic. You’ll get the best experience with Nitro if you regularly update to get the latest features and improvements. 01:37
13 Uninstalling Craft Nitro If you decide that Nitro isn’t for you or you need to troubleshoot an issue by uninstalling Nitro, then this is how to do it. 02:47
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