Clone production Discourse container to local for development


I have a production Discourse docker container running on AWS Lightsail which has a custom theme and some stock plugins installed, but other than that there is no code changes in the container. I’m trying to reproduce the environment on my macOS locally before starting developing a plugin for it.

I tried to install the exact same theme and plugins locally but the website still looks different from the production instance. I’m wondering if there is a better way to reproduce the prod environment locally? Thank you all so much!

Apart from data content they should look the same.

Are you sure your local user has the right theme selected?


Thank you so much for the response Robert! I think it was resolved after refreshing the page…