Installing Lightning locally

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:

  1. Open a command prompt window.
  2. 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.

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