Use the procedure on this page to install Acquia's Lightning distribution for Drupal 8 on a local server.
After you confirm that you have access to the required software, complete the following steps:
- Open a command prompt window.
- Run the following command:
composer create-project acquia/lightning-project MY_PROJECT --no-interaction
Composer will create a new directory called
MYPROJECT containing a
docroot directory with a full Lightning codebase. You can then install Drupal normally.
For information about features available during the installation process, see Managing the additional Lightning features.