Brand New Local Lightning For The Fastest & Easiest Localhost WordPress Development [Free]

published on July 20, 2020

If you've been on the channel for a while I have made recommendations in the past for tools that you can use to install WordPress on your local computer so if you're using a Mac or you're using a PC I've shared with you free tools that are super easy to use that you can

Install WordPress and the reason you'd want to do this is it can kind of speed up your workflow if you're building a new website and I've also shared with you tools where you can push that to your web hosting account

Well the main tool that I've always covered is what's called local by flywheel and it's funny the last time I made a video on local by flywheel I had to just give lots of disclaimers and the disclaimer went like this it works great

For most people depending on your computer it's always worked great for me I don't know if it's gonna work great for you but here's an alternative just in case it doesn't well I'm excited to let you know that local by flywheel has

A brand new beta out now keep in mind this is a free tool okay they have a brand new beta out and they re are katella or the software works on your computer so all those people that might have been having problems aren't gonna

Have them anymore and everybody that was using it and it wasn't a problem but sometimes it would be slow you're not gonna have a problem either so they even gave this a new name and it's called lightning local lightning or something I

Actually don't like the name they're calling it local lightning it's not my favorite name it's not catchy enough for me there it is yeah introducing the local lightning so essentially local by fly actually this is gonna drive me nuts

This all this flashing let me go here and then I'll come back to it the link to download this is in the video description box right now by the way all right so it's in it's free okay so the old version of local is and if you

Actually go to just download it straight you're gonna get the old version you're gonna want to try this new version but the old version was using something called virtualization and virtualization store slows down your

Eats up a lot of hardware a sorry harddrive space and it's not as fast as other alternatives so that's what was causing a lot of the problems with older pcs and just some random issue so what they did is they took that concept of

Virtualization wiped it all out and they're using something more closer to having the web server and all that stuff installed directly on your computer like MAMP or xampp i might be pronouncing both of

Those wrong so now it's going to do it that way and I got to say I've been using it I've got it installed right here it's gonna look exactly the same but the speed with which you can start one of these WordPress installs is

Lightning quick so maybe the name lightning isn't so bad all right so you go here okay for example right here you can see I have a site called cart flows webinar funnel and watch I'm gonna start it and you're

Gonna see it's already started now if you saw they took like two seconds right if you have used local by flywheel in the past you know I would be waiting a minute for this to start and here I'm gonna stop it you're gonna see it just

Stops in a few seconds as well it is lightning quick and it's just because they ditched virtualization so if you had a bad experience with local by flywheel in the past you might want to check out this beta because the reality

Is the user interface for local by flywheel is so easy to use I mean it's incredibly easy to use at an SSL certificate it can export your site move it around so there's a good reason to use it and you can't argue with the

Price being free but it doesn't matter how great something is if you have problems with it so the good news is you're probably not going to have problems with this and you're gonna want to try this out now because you know

Just because this is made by flywheel doesn't mean you have to use flywheel hosting you can export this using WP vivid it's a free migration tool and there's an one called my great assistant I forget

The name of it and that's done by the blog vault people that you might want to use as well it's a great tool I recommend it now switching from the old version to the new version you have to on the old version right click on your

Sites and then choose the export option so it has to be started so I'm right clicking I'd have to choose choose export it saves everything to a file and then in local lightning you will import it so that's all there is to it I for

One am excited so you're gonna want to use the link that takes you to this page right here to download the latest version of local lightning it's going to be C it has version number 5 that's the one you're gonna want so we have Mac OS

We have Windows and check this out I think some people are gonna be happy a Linux version I don't think they had that before but now they do so it's gonna make it super easy to have a local development environment and hopefully

People aren't too burnt and turned off by a bad experience that they might have had with the version that used virtualization but it's worth taking another look at local lightning I'm gonna have to get used to that hopefully

They they don't have that name later on so I'd like to see what you think about local lightning down below as usual I want to you to share your opinion in the comment section down below remember to thumbs up on this video if you found

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