Introducing Local by Flywheel's
A fellowship for developers to further the WordPress community and build the best development workflows in the world
Local Lab is designed to get the community involved in unlocking the creative potential of our crowd-favorite tool, Local by Flywheel. Over the next three years, we're extending $10,000 grants to impressive development leaders to create and build next-gen WordPress development workflows. Join us in crafting custom add-ons that push the boundaries of WordPress and revolutionize the day-to-day of over 150,000 WordPress developers around the globe!
Tell us about your passion for WordPress, development, and why you care about enabling people to build cool stuff!
Collaborate with the world-class product team at Flywheel to outline your new add-on and frame the project.
Turn your idea into reality and get to work building your add-ons! We’ll outline a 3-month long roadmap to help you get it to the finish line.
After we launch your add-on, we’ll continue to work with you for a full year so you can support bug fixes, updates, and help developers troubleshoot.
Once your add-on is launched, we'll help you market it, tell your story, and get the word out!
Lab begins July 1, 2019Apply now
The fund will be launching in early 2019 and the first grants will be awarded by June 30, 2019.
After completing the application form, we’ll schedule a conference call to meet each other! Then, you’ll build a 6- minute keynote talking about yourself and your ideas.
Great question! We’ll be offering some developer support to ensure you’re building the best quality add-on possible. Also, we’ll provide marketing and distribution support through Local’s social and email channels.
You do! However, we’d love to be involved in the future of your add-on as a contributor. Also, accepting grant money from the fund will require your ongoing support and maintenance of the add-on for at least twelve months.
Yes! All add-ons that receive funding through our fund must be open source and adhere to the MIT license.
Our add-ons library is the first step toward open sourcing Local’s Community version. We are actively working toward releasing it as open source in 2019. We’re excited about getting the community more engaged in the future of Local. We’ll keep you posted!
We don’t have anything in particular in mind! However, we are looking for add-ons that extend the functionality of Local in an elegant way. Whether it’s developer tools or integrating with other services, we’re excited to see what the community comes up with!
Nope! We won’t award grants to add-ons that will have a paid version. This also means we won’t provide grants to companies building add-ons only used to integrate with their paid products.
Yup! Local already has an established API and components library that is built on top of Electron, React, and Docker.
The main stipulation we have is that you must use React for anything user-facing. This means no Vue, jQuery, or Preact in Local Add-ons. Our goal here is to minimize bloat and keep Local as snappy as possible.
Outside of the restriction above, you are free to use any package available on NPM in your Add-on!
It’s free and always will be.
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