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!
Taking a site live has never been easier!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Local currently Connects to Flywheel and WP Engine.
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!
It’s free and always will be.
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