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Connecting WP Engine to Locals
Making changes to your site(s) hosted via WP Engine is easy. Besides, the other two environments (staging and development) provided for rolling out and testing updates. With WP Engine, you can pull down your site to your computer using Local by Flywheel to make changes.
In this lesson, we will take you through connecting your WP Engine site(s) to Local.
1. Download Local
- Visit the Local home page and select “Download for Free”.
- Choose the operating system you are using.
- Fill in the signup
- Click “Get it Now.”
- Your download will start after that.
2. Install Local on your computer
Using the downloaded setup, install Local on your respective operating system.
When done with the installation, launch the application.
3. Connect Local to your WP Engine
Go to the Connect Page on the Local application to connect Local to WP Engine.
Then, click “Connect To A Platform”.
Local can connect to two hosting platforms
- WP Engine
In this lesson, we will be connecting WP Engine host to Local.
Click “Log In” on the WP Engine option.
To connect your WP Engine to Local, you need to have the following credentials;
- API Username
- API Password
To generate these credentials. You enable API access on your account.
To get the connect “Credentials“. Then, follow the steps in the video tutorial shared below.
After verifying the API credentials, local will establish a successful connection to WP Engine. A list of all your sites hosted via WP Engine will display on the Local Connect Page.
Check out the attached topic materials to learn more about connecting WP Engine to Local.