Local is a free local development environment application that runs on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer run entirely in a GUI, no need for the command line or running things like node to get started.

It’s developed by WP Engine, formerly by FlyWheel.


Local makes creating a local WordPress site a total breeze, so you don’t have to bother with setting it up yourself.

One click and your site is ready to go, SSL included! It offers root SSH access, WP-CLI, and the ability to hot-swap PHP 5.6, PHP 7.3.

Push and pull sites with Local to hosts like Flywheel or WP Engine for a super streamlined offline-editing and go‑live process.

Show off your latest work! Create URLs to send your local WordPress sites to clients, collaborators, friends, or adoring fans.

No need to manage various usernames and passwords. Seamlessly log in to your WordPress site one-click admin in Local!

Ship your site with confidence thanks to tools like Local's broken link checker, image optimizer, and instant reload features.

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