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How to Create WordPress Website Local by Flywheel

In this article, I will show you how to create a WordPress Website local by flywheel. Mostly websites are naturally hosted online, there are lots of conditions in which we might need to create a local WordPress site. For instance, you may want to setup a staging environment to develop the site before it goes live. You require a safe place to experiment with designs or perform troubleshooting.

This article makes it easy to install WordPress on your PC, clone your site, and even push your local version live.

Download and Install local WordPress

1- Getting Local by flywheel on your hard drive. For that, open the local website and then click on Download.

download local by flywheel

2- This will open a new window, in which you need to select your operating system (Mac, Windows, Linux).

download local choose your platform

3- Type your first, last name, work email, phone number and then select get it now to start the download.

download local get it now

Create WordPress Website Local by Flywheel

4- Go to your download folder, right-click on local-5.9.8.. and then select run as administrator.

windows explorer run as

5- Choose installation options and click next.

local setup installation options

6- If you want to Default install location then simple click next.

local by flywheel choose install location

7- I am using my D Drive for installation, click Install.

local by flywheel destination folder

8- Local by flywheel installing.

local by flywheel installation

9- Select run local checkbox and then click finish.

completing local setup

How to Create a New Local Site

10- After successfully local installation, the local welcome screen will open. You need to create a new local site, click create a new site.

local create a new site

11- What’s your site name screen, type a unique name (TestSite) and then click continue.

local what's your site name

12- You can view Advanced Options, you can change the local domain it will have and the path on your hard drive where files are stored. Pick what you want (I used Preferred) and then click continue.

local choose your environment

Setup the Local WordPress User and Password.

13- In this setup WordPress, Now we can create a WordPress username, password, and email. We can also decide whether this website will be a Multisite under the Advanced Options. Select Add Site when you have done.

local setup wordpress

14- Local by flywheel will then get to work. It’s depending on your computer, you may get some prompts asking for permissions which you want to grant.
There are two important buttons in the top right corner name Admin and View Site. Click on the open site to open the WordPress dashboard or front end of the local site in your browser.

local by flywheel sites

15- Here’s what that looks like.

welcome to wordpress by local

16- Click on admin button to login.

local by flywheel sites

17- local by flywheel sites.

wordpress login

18- Here is the local WordPress dashboard.

welcome to wordpress

Related: How to Install Bitnami WordPress

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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