Stop debugging local environments and spend more time launching WordPress sites.
A fuss-free way to install WordPress locally
Flywheel is fast and functional, so we brought those features to the slickest local WordPress development application in the world.
Show off your latest work! Create shareable URLs to demo your local WordPress sites to clients, collaborators, friends, or adoring fans.
Local by Flywheel offers simple root SSH access to individual sites, so you can tinker around if your heart desires.
Local by Flywheel makes creating a local WordPress site a light breeze, so you don’t have to bother with setting it up yourself!
Any site created via Local by Flywheel will automatically have a self-signed certificate created. Green padlock achieved!
Hot-swap between NGINX or Apache 2.4, or switch between PHP versions. Everything will stay up and running!
Meet your WordPress development dream team
Flywheel is a delightful WordPress hosting platform that empowers designers, developers, and digital agencies to focus on what they do best — building beautiful, functional sites for their clients.
Pair up our platform with the Local app and you’re looking at a future that’s free from having to “tinker” to get sites up and running. We imagine a workflow that looks this:
Local by Flywheel is our commitment to building the gold standard for local WordPress development. Stay tuned!Try Flywheel for free
Get started with a free WordPress development environment today!
This is and always will be...FREE
If you're looking for next-level features and some sweet bonus capabilities, you can sign up for access to the beta version of our premium version, Local Pro! We'll let you know the second it launches.Request access
We’re crafting the gold standard in WordPress website development
We’ve never understood why it’s such a painful, laborious, and technical process to create a WordPress website. From team-based tools to one-click features, we’re here to revolutionize your workflow and build the best practices for developing, launching, and managing WordPress sites.
Here are the high-level details about our local WordPress development app.
Not at all! While Local will likely work, look, and feel best if you’re using it with Flywheel, it is a standalone local development application. Enjoy! :)
This will soon be a quick-click process. For now, Flywheel will handle things for you! Simply export your Local WordPress site and submit our free migration form. On the form, select the zip upload option and upload your exported site. We'll migrate the site to Flywheel and drop it into your account.
If you're already a Pressmatic user, you'll need to delete the Pressmatic app from your Mac. Then, download and install Local (see the big ol’ green buttons above!). You'll then have the new version of the software and be ready for future updates.
This will not affect any of your current WordPress sites in development!
The minimum requirements on a Mac are:
And on Windows:
That's it! :)
Yes! You can also save your non-WordPress setups as Blueprints to reuse them.
In order to use Local with non-WordPress setups, create a new site like normal and then simply delete all WordPress files. You can also delete any WP related tables in the database, but make sure the database connection stays the same.
Here are a few (okay, many) of the reasons why Local is the best solution for local WordPress web development!
It’s free and always will be.
Please choose your platform:
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Next-level features and enhanced local development.
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