Export or dploy

Hi there! Great software, kudos to you, guys!

Just a question: Once I’m done local, how do I publish/deploy on a live site? What’s the best way to do it?


There are various ways to do this at the moment. I personally use Duplicator (free) or BackupBuddy (premium) since they both have great import tools.

Be sure to look out for future updates to Local that improve this though :wink:.

Cool. So I export and then import it with Duplicator, right?

Thanks Clay! :slight_smile:

Yup! However to be clear you’ll need to create the export/package in Duplicator.

Duplicator can’t import Local exports.

I have used All-in-One WP Migration to export from Local and import to Flywheel successfully.


I am using it with a 1.8gb site and it is taking a very long time it seems to import from my .wpress file to the local system. I exported from a hosted site on a live server at my host geekzonehosting and it exported with no issues so I am wondering what your experience was with the time it takes to do the import to local? Sofar it has taken about 1 hour and only 50% done. This is the first time I have tried it so I do not know what is normal time to expect.