WPEngine Local Development Notes

  1. Setup and install XAMP for local MySQL and PHP development
  2. Download latest backup/restore point from WPEngine
  3. Extract archive and move it to your local htdocs folder
  4. Create SQL export using PHPMyAdmin from WPEngine
  5. Create local SQL database using PHPMyAdmin
  6. Import SQL dump using PHPMyAdmin
  7. Modify the following using PHPMyAdmin: wp_options.home and wp_options.siteurl to reflect your local development environment
  8. Modify wp-config.php to reflect local database settings
  9. ???
  10. Profit!

Bonus Points:

  • Setup Git using WPEngines Instructions to track, manage, and deploy code changes

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