Whether you’re creating a new WordPress website or making changes on an existing one, developing locally can save you massive amounts of time. The video above shows you how to install WordPress locally on your computer. In this tutorial we use the best local WordPress development tool called Local by Flywheel.
Local is the most popular local development tool for creating WordPress websites. Once you have it installed on your computer, all your WordPress site files are saved on your local computer. Your computer essentially acts as the web server.
One advantage of having WordPress installed locally on your computer is being able to work on your projects without access to Wi-Fi especially when you’re travelling. Additionally, when it comes to manipulating files and local editing, a local install can sometimes be faster. There is usually less setup involved to get it up and running.