Local development for VIP sites
VIP sites run three codebases: WordPress core (tracking the most current version), the VIP Go mu-plugins, and the codebase from your specific site repo. Because of this, a variety of WordPress local development environments can be suitably configured for VIP Go development purposes.
The local development environment can be configured to replicate a VIP environment, including cloning of the GitHub repository. Please see our documentation (linked below) for step-by-step instructions.