Synology: How to Install WordPress Using Docker

How to Install WordPress on Your Synology NAS

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install WordPress on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest WordPress 6.0.3 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create two new folders and name one wordpress and the other one wordpressdb. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

WordPress Synology NAS Set up 1 new

  • STEP 4

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 5

In the Name field type in wordpress. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: '3.1'
services:
  wordpress:
    image: wordpress
    container_name: WordPress
    restart: always
    ports:
      - 8181:80
    environment:
      WORDPRESS_DB_HOST: db
      WORDPRESS_DB_USER: exampleuser
      WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD: examplepass
      WORDPRESS_DB_NAME: exampledb
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/wordpress:/var/www/html

  db:
    image: mysql:5.7
    container_name: WordPress-DB
    restart: always
    environment:
      MYSQL_DATABASE: exampledb
      MYSQL_USER: exampleuser
      MYSQL_PASSWORD: examplepass
      MYSQL_RANDOM_ROOT_PASSWORD: '1'
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/wordpressdb:/var/lib/mysql

volumes:
  wordpress:
  db:

1 WordPress Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 6

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

2 WordPress Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

3 WordPress Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8181 Select your language then click Continue. Follow the instructions in the image below.

WordPress Synology NAS Set up 6 new

Type in your WordPress Site Title, Username, Password and Email then click Install WordPress. Enjoy your WordPress!

WordPress Synology NAS Set up 7 new

Note: If you want to run the WordPress container over HTTPS, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Find out how to update the WordPress container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: I don’t use WordPress via Docker to host my blog, mariushosting. I use the MariaDB 10, phpMyAdmin and PHP packages which can be downloaded from the Synology Package Center. This allows me to back up every single one of my settings and configurations with Hyper Backup.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Tuesday / October 18th, 2022 at 12:41 PM