Instal compass sass on Ubuntu, with Wordpress on LEMP

  • Posted April 7, 2014

Hey DigitalOcean community!

I’m a beginner, and i apologize in advance if my question sounds non-sense to you guys — I’m just starting, and I would appreciate any kind of help!

I normally use Compass ( ) on local development in order to create WordPress themes. Now that I’m using VPS Hosting here for the first time, and i wonder if i can install it on my droplet.

I’m running a Ubuntu 12.04, with a WordPress site on LEMP. I also have phpMyAdmin running – thanks to all the awesome tutorials i found here, it felt quite geek on the terminal, while I was leaning so many great new stuff! Thank you a lot DigitalOceam! You are awesome! Keep it up!

Regards from Berlin!


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Thank you so much Andrew! <br> <br>Well I wanted to create a beta version of our page on the server where I could text stuff and then deploy on our production website. In the mean while, i will try this on a local environment: <br> <br> <br> <br>I tried first with MAMP Pro, but i got some error on some Wordpress plugins that i suspected are due to the fact that MAMP uses Apach… Not really sure on this yet… I will see… <br> <br>Best!

You should be able to get Compass up and running following their instructions that you linked to ( They assume that you already have Ruby installed. So if you don’t, first run: <br> <br> apt-get install rubygems <br> <br>Than install Compass itself with: <br> <br> gem install compass <br> <br>And create a project like you normally would: <br> <br> compass create my_project --syntax sass <br> <br>Most likely, you won’t be creating a new project and hacking directly on your server. Though you might compile on the server when deploying. <br> <br>Let me know how it goes!