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Getting Started with Connect to WP Engine

Local Connect supports Flywheel and WP Engine. Follow along below to Connect Local to WP Engine and launch sites faster!


Enable API Access

Go to the API Access page to manage API settings and click “Manage”. Next, click to enable “Account API Access”.


Generate API Credentials

Now that Account API Access is enabled, go to the API Access page to generate API credentials. Click “Generate credentials”.

Leave this window open because you’ll need to copy your API Username and API Password into Local. After copying this information into Local, you can close this window.


Download Local Beta

Currently, Connect to WP Engine is only available with the Beta version of Local. To download the latest build of Local Beta and take Connect to WP Engine for a spin, you’ll need to join the Local Beta Group and visit the releases page.

Once you are a member of the Beta Users group, download the most recent version from the Beta Releases page:

Currently, only Mac and Linux are supported — Windows support coming soon!


Log Into WP Engine within Local

The last thing is to use the credentials that were generated on WP Engine’s site to log into Local!