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Pair up Local and Flywheel for a delightfully simple development workflow

When you connect your Local sites to Flywheel's managed WordPress hosting platform, you’re looking at a future that’s free from having to tinker to get sites up and running. There’s no need to mess with downloading and uploading and plugins and database exporting. Simply pair up these platforms to push local sites live with a few quick clicks, easily pull down live sites for offline editing, and sync up your tools for a simplified process.

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  • Speed and simplicity
  • Simple demo URLs
  • SSH / WP-CLI access
  • One-click WordPress installation
  • Hassle-free local SSL support
  • Flexible environment options
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Taking a site live has never been easier

It's as easy as one, two, three!

#1: Download Local

Get started by downloading Local by Flywheel for free (available for Mac & Windows)

#2: Connect with Flywheel

Navigate to the Connect to Flywheel tab to sign up (or log in!) to Flywheel

#3: Take your site live!

Start pushing and pulling sites to and from Flywheel for a simplified workflow!

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Here are the high-level details about our local WordPress development app.

How much does it cost?

The ability to connect Local and with your Flywheel account is completely free! All it costs is the price of the hosting package you choose when you’re ready to take your site live.

Can I use Connect to Flywheel if I’m not a Flywheel user yet?

You’ll have to create a Flywheel account first, which you can do for free right here!

Can I push existing Local sites to Flywheel?

Yup! As long as the Local site is running the “Preferred” environment with PHP 7.1, you can push it straight to Flywheel. And if it’s running a different environment, don’t fret. Simply export the local site and re-import with the “Preferred” environment.

Can I pull existing Flywheel sites into Local?

You bet! All you have to do is log into your Flywheel account from Local.

If I use Connect to Flywheel, do I have to host all my sites on Flywheel?

Nope! While it will be incredibly easy to do so, you can still host your Local sites wherever you choose. :)

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