Hi, I couldn’t find this topic by searching but I imagine that it should exist, so I apologize if it does!
I am new to LOCAL and I would like to take a current live site, copy it (or export it), and then import it into LOCAL. I am not sure how to do this at the moment and would love some help! I hate working on the live site and I really want to do this! <3
The easiest way to move your site (assuming it’s not on Flywheel) to Local is to use Duplicator (free) or BackupBuddy to create a full backup of your site.
Once you have the full backup, you can drag and drop the zip straight onto Local’s dock icon or window to import it
Is there any other type of backup that will work? I am having trouble getting my site copied with Duplicator and I am not authorized to pay money for a backup service (which I am guessing BackupBuddy is). I really appreciate your help!
You might find this thread helpful.
@Clay, suggest this would be helpful as a FAQ.
I tried this using the with the latest version of Local (3.0.2) and WP (5.0). It transferred files on to my PC, but any edits I do are being redirected to the live site. How do I local from updating the live site.