Push to Flywheel incrementally?


I’m wondering is there some way to do an incremental push of a Local site to Flywheel, such that only files that have changed since the last push are included? Basically git-style. As it stands now, I have to manually delete a couple of folders like node_modules to try and minimise the size of the site, otherwise the upload takes forever ( I have 4Mbps down and ~700Kbps up )


Hi @jsndvn,

Delta/incremental pushing/pulling isn’t supported at this time but it’s on our radar! We have to make adjustments on the platform-side (Flywheel) before Local can support it.

I moved this topic into #feature-requests so others can vote it up. :slight_smile:


Thanks Clay, good to know it’s on the roadmap.

I thought I’d be able to achieve what I wanted with DeployHQ but as I can’t sync the entire site to Flywheel including wp-content folder, it wasn’t helping particularly. And now I find that straightforward SFTP transfers are super slow ( I opened a help ticket to see can it be improved ) so really the last couple of days have been spent troubleshooting workflow/deployment stuff when I’d rather have been building a site. I might add that on a basic level, Local Connect hasn’t worked for me either as it errors out partway into the upload.



I posted the following in the Fly Friends Slack team, so I’ll add my two cents to this request:

I’d like to pull a site I manage for a client @ Flywheel to my Local app. However, a large library of media is handled on the remote site (GBs worth) that I don’t want to pull locally, rendering the use of Local somewhat useless in this case. There ought to be some way I could exclude a particular directory from being pulled (or pushed, for that matter!). Even if it were a somewhat manual way of adding a .localignore file in the directory to ignore, I’d be a happy camper. How nimble is the product development to be able to accommodate something like this in relatively short order? It’d be a life saver for me!


@clay, Benjamin Turner suggested I throw this out there on this request. Would really love a way to completely ignore pulling a single directory. Tangentially related to @jsndvn’s request.


Hi! I’d also love to be able to either ignore directories or push/pull only updated files. Or even better, both! :pray: