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Local by Flywheel FAQ

Do you have to be a Flywheel customer to use Local?

Not at all! While Local will likely work, look, and feel best if you’re using it with Flywheel, it is a standalone local development application. Enjoy! :)


How do I get my site from Local to Flywheel?

Make sure you’re running the latest version of Local.  Once you’re up and running, navigate to the Connect to Flywheel tab to sign up (or log in!) to Flywheel.


How do I get Local if I’m already a Pressmatic user?

If you’re already a Pressmatic user, you’ll need to delete the Pressmatic app from your Mac. Then, download and install Local. You’ll then have the new version of the software and be ready for future updates. This will not affect any of your current WordPress sites in development!


What are the minimum requirements to run Local by Flywheel?

The minimum requirements on a Mac are:

  • OS X 10.9
  • 1 GB of free disk space

And on Windows:

  • 4GB RAM
  • 1GB Disk Space
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
  • CPU with VT-x or AMD-v support

That’s it!


Does Local work with non-WordPress sites?

Yes! You can also save your non-WordPress setups as Blueprints to reuse them.

In order to use Local with non-WordPress setups, create a new site like normal and then simply delete all WordPress files. You can also delete any WP related tables in the database, but make sure the database connection stays the same.


Have another question?

Visit our community forums for Local by Flywheel at local.getflywheel.com/community. Chances are we’ve answered your question already!


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