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Connect to Staging


Local Connect to staging sites used to require a Premium subscription to Local.

With the release of 5.6.8, Local core can now can push to staging sites!

Download the latest version of Local from the releases page:

We’ll cover Local’s part of using Local Connect functionality in this help doc, but if you want more information about enabling staging environments on a Flywheel site, take a look at this hosting help doc.

Remember that the first thing to do is to enable the staging environment the Flywheel Dashboard. If you forget, Local is helpful and will provide a link for you!

Screenshot showing Local, with a tooltip prompting to enable staging.

In general, using Connect with the staging environment is the same workflow as using Connect with the production environment. The thing to remember is to select the correct environment from the drop-down in the Magic Sync Viewer.

Screenshot of Local showing a Connect pull event from the staging environment.
Using Local Connect with the Staging Environment of a Flywheel site.