Connect to WP Engine - Local

Connect to WP Engine

Push and pull your sites between Local and your favorite host.

Local Connect gives you the power to deploy to WP Engine with a click of a button, pull a copy of your live site down to Local, and optimize your development workflow!

Here’s how it works on WP Engine

Taking a site live has never been easier!

Step 1
Download Local

Get started by downloading Local* for free (available for Mac, Windows, and Linux).

*Be sure to download the latest version of Local, as the Connect to WP Engine feature is only compatible with the most recent release!

Step 2
Connect with WP Engine

Navigate to the Connect tab in Local to log in (or sign up!) with your WP Engine account.

Local will ask for an API Username and Password, which you can generate by following this help doc.

Step 3
Connect your site

Once connected, you can push local sites up to an existing plan, or easily pull a copy of a live site to local environment for offline editing!

Download Local to get started!

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Already have Local installed? Check out this guide for more details on how to connect Local to WP Engine.


The high-level details about Local Connect to WP Engine!

How much does it cost?

The ability to connect Local to WP Engine is completely free! The only cost you’ll see is the price of the hosting plan you choose when you’re ready to take your site live. Check out WP Engine’s pricing page to find a plan that fits you best!

Do I Need A Flywheel Account To Use Local Connect To WP Engine?

Nope! You can use Local Community with any host and when you’re ready to connect to WP Engine, all you’ll need is a WP Engine account.

What Other Hosts Can I Connect Local To?

Local currently Connects to Flywheel and WP Engine.

If I Connect To WP Engine, Do I Have To Host All My Sites There?

Nope! In fact, you can Connect to multiple hosts, so it’s totally up to you which one your site goes to when it’s time to go live!

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