How To Increase The Upload Size In Local By Flywheel

Got a big site? Learn how to increase upload size to a local WordPress environment
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Having a local version of your site is always a good idea! It’s perfect for testing new themes, viewing the compatibilities of new plugins or seeing the effects of upgrading your site’s PHP version. A local version gives you a playground to experiment with your site and without the fear of damaging your live version. But what do you do if you have a large site that is above the maximum upload limit? Here’s how to increase the upload size in local by flywheel.

What You Will Need

1. Create A Copy Of Your Website

After installing Local to your machine and activating the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin, navigate to All-in-One WP Migration->Export. Click on the Export dropdown menu and select File.  Once the the process is complete, click the green hovering button to download the website file.

*Note: Depending on the size of your site, the download speed will vary.

2. Create A Local Environment

Open Local on on your computer and click the green symbol in the lower left hand corner. Add the name of your local site and click next.

On the Choose Your Environment section, select CustomThis will give you the ability to edit the WordPress code. Select the most current version of PHP, Web Server & Database.

Finally, create a username and password for your local version of your site.

 

3. Download Specific Version of All-in-One WP Migration

Download this version of All-in-One WP Migration from GitHub. Click the green Code button and select Download Zip.

 

This version of All-in-One WP Migration was the last one to have an unlimited upload file size option. Using this one will give you the ability to upload a site of any size to your local environment.

4. Upload Plugin To Local Environment

Once your site has started, click the Admin button. Use the login credentials you created in step #2 to access the WordPress Dashboard. Hover to the Plugins section and select Add New. Then select Upload Plugin at the top of the page and select the GitHub zip file and click Install Now. Finally select Activate Plugin and you are done!

If you navigate to the Import section of the installed All-in-One WP Migration plugin, you will see that you significantly increased your upload limit!

how to increase the upload size in local by flywheel

 

You can now upload the copy of your website to your local environment. You now know how increase upload size to a local WordPress environment.

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