Configure Oracle VirtualBox for the best performance. Add a virtual machine, configure networking, install Guest Additions, share folders, etc.
Add SMTP mail functionality to the official Docker WordPress image. See 2 examples of adding Postfix to Wordpress in a separate container. Learn how to add Postfix to the same container with a Dockerfile. Learn how to set DNS/rDNS records to increase outbound mail deliverability.
Use a Dockerfile to add XDebug to the official Docker WordPress image. Do not want to build? Use a pre-made image from a repository on Docker Hub. Also, see how to configure PhpStorm for debugging. And finally, learn how to separate production and development environments using multiple docker-compose files.
PhpStorm has a lot of great settings simplifying the developer’s work. But some very convenient settings are turned off by default. On the other hand, some rarely used ones are turned on by default. If you change some default settings, it could make your work in PHP faster.