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  • Move a live WordPress Site to my Local PC using local by flywheel

     Patrick updated 1 year, 8 months ago 5 Members · 8 Posts
  • Sam

    Nov 3, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Please how do I move a live WordPress Site to my Local PC using local by flywheel?

    So far I have not found any procedure that uses flywheel.

    If there is any, a link to that page will also be much appreciated.

    Thank you.

  • Adam

    Nov 3, 2017 at 9:40 am

    There are several ways to do this, however, I think the easiest would be to use All In One Migration, it's a free plugin. Here is a tutorial:



    • Sam

      Nov 7, 2017 at 1:32 am

      Thank you Adam.
      I have watched this video and it was very helpful.
      But this video is on Migrating from Local PC to a live website.
      I am trying to do the reverse.
      The problem I have when doing the reverse is that, when I try to import the file I exported from the Live website into my Local PC using the All-in-One Migration tool,during the restoring of databases, it gets to 90% and freezes. I leave the PC on overnight and still it remains at 90%.
      What could be the issue? or is there something I am missing.
      Any help will be much appreciated.
      Thank you.

    • Adam

      Nov 7, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      That's unfortunate. What version of PHP are you using on your hosting account? I would suggest making sure your dev site on Local has the same PHP version.

  • Patrick

    Feb 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Hi Adam,

    A few questions for you:

    1. Is it best practices to use WP Engine staging website feature to develop a new website with Elementor and Astra Theme or should this be developed using a different service? If so, is this what Local by Flywheel is used for? Or do you recommend another developmental website to create websites?
    2. Elementor and Astra Theme can be used on Local by Flywheel or the recommended developmental website, correct?
    3. Once the website is completed then it can be migrated from Local by Flywheel or another developmental website to the appropriate WordPress website, correct?

    I have watched a lot of your videos on Youtube and your WPCrafter.com website. Your videos are very cogent and informative. I will purchase my items through your website (i.e., using the incognito/private tab) to ensure that you receive compensation as you suggest.

    Thank you,


    • Patrick

      Feb 13, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      I reviewed your video again and I realize that some of my questions are axiomatic, but I wanted to make sure that I was thinking about it correctly. Thank you, Patrick

  • Stratos

    Feb 15, 2018 at 3:22 am

    dows the live website use a SSL? if it does then disable first and then us the all in one migration to take the backup.

    if that also does not work I would suggest akeeba. If that does not work then you do it manually

  • Steve

    Jun 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Just discovered that the All In One Migration vid above is broken or video removed.

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