How to get started with Local by Flywheel for your WordPress development environment
Will Morris

Will Morris

Will Morris is a staff writer at WordCandy. When he's not writing about WordPress, he likes to gig his stand-up comedy routine on the local circuit.

  • How to get started with Local by Flywheel for your WordPress development environment

    November 7, 2018 by Will Morris

    While most websites are (naturally) hosted online, there are plenty of situations in which you may want to create a local WordPress site. For example, you might need to set up a staging environment to develop your site before it goes live, require a safe place to experiment with designs, or perform troubleshooting. In any…

  • 4 image optimization tools for your WordPress site

    October 18, 2018 by Will Morris

    Optimizing your site’s images is vital for keeping performance high without sacrificing quality. As such, it helps to have dedicated tools on hand to make the process easier and more effective – especially if you run an image-heavy site. Fortunately, there are many methods available to “shrink” your image’s file size. For example, there are…

  • Why (and how) you should send your newsletter using WordPress

    October 9, 2018 by Will Morris

    It’s important to communicate with your online audience, and a fantastic way of doing so is with an email newsletter. It can be challenging to figure out the best method for creating and sending that newsletter, however, with so many possible options. As is so often the case, the answer is WordPress. While it might…

  • How to speed up your WordPress site using GZIP compression

    October 5, 2018 by Will Morris

    When it comes to providing a strong user experience on your website, performance is key. If your site takes a long time to load, you’re likely to see a rise in ‘bounced’ users before they’ve even had a chance to experience it properly. This is why optimizing your site for speed is so important. While…

  • 3 ways dynamic tables can improve your WordPress site

    October 4, 2018 by Will Morris

    In the past, most sites focused on static content. Internet users expect to be able to interact with most of the content they view, to some extent or another. Adding dynamic elements to your site – such as searchable and sortable tables – is a smart way to improve the user experience. This kind of…

  • How to create a custom permalink structure for your WordPress site

    September 27, 2018 by Will Morris

    Your site’s permalinks are more important than you may realize. Far from being a seemingly arbitrary set of characters that direct to your site’s pages, how you structure your permalinks can have an effect on how well your site ranks in search engines. This also affects your click-through rate (CTR). Given this, WordPress provides you…

  • How to design a one-page business website on WordPress

    September 11, 2018 by Will Morris

    There are many ways you can design a website for your business, depending on your goals and the amount of content you need to include. While it can sometimes make sense to create intricate sites with multiple pages and huge swaths of content, that can also get expensive and complicated. Instead, you might want to…

  • How to create a WordPress theme with Local by Flywheel

    September 4, 2018 by Will Morris

    There are thousands of WordPress themes you can choose from, ranging from multi-purpose to focused niche options. However, sometimes the only way to get your website looking exactly like you want it to is to create your own theme. Creating a WordPress theme is perfectly doable, even if you don’t have an extensive background in…

  • How to clone your WordPress site

    August 13, 2018 by Will Morris

    There may come a time when you need an exact copy of your website. For example, you may need to move it from one server to another, or simply experiment with changes without risk to your live site. Regardless of your reason, the way to achieve this is by creating a clone of your site….

  • 4 ways you can use a local WordPress development environment

    August 1, 2018 by Will Morris

    While you’re working on your WordPress site, you may occasionally update a plugin or theme only to find out that it breaks a particular page or feature. With a local development environment, you can troubleshoot these kinds of errors, and even avoid them in the first place. Having a local development environment also means you…

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