Local WordPress development with "Local by Flywheel"

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 19:00
WordPress NYC Meetup
New York

Until "Local by Flywheel", developing WordPress in a local environment was a hassle.  Assuming you could get WAMP, MAMP or XAMP to play nicely, making WordPress sites with a desktop app could be a frustrating experience.

"Local by Flywheel", solved all of that.  With an easy to use interface creating new or imported sites is a breeze.  It takes all the yuckiness out of the old way of local development and makes it something that everyone can do.

In this demo I'll show you how to:

1. Create a new site.

2. How to access local files and PHPMyAdmin.

3. How to import and export a site.

4. How to use a Blueprint.

5. Adjust your settings.

Presented by Bud Kraus

OPENING PRESENTATION: Best practices for a search engine friendly site

Every webmaster with a Wordpress site should know best practices for ensuring a search engine friendly site. In this presentation, Edward will show the basics of using Google Search Console (Google's proprietary portal into their search index), and his two favorite search engine optimization plugins for Wordpress. He'll also answer all the SEO questions you can dish out!

Come prepared with your laptops and plenty of questions. Extra bonus to those that come with their website already verified on Google Search Console (it's just like verifying on Google Analytics!).

Presented by Edward Sturm


Bud Kraus is a WordPress instructor for his company, Joy of WP. He teaches many individuals and groups WordPress in countless webinars. He also teaches WordPress and WooCommerce at the Fashion Institute  of Technology. He currently is creating the WP A To Z Series, a combination of recorded videos and live webinars that will launch this Fall.

Edward Sturm is an SEO consultant and content marketer based out of NYC. He hosts the New York SEO meetup and has done search engine optimization for blue chip clients such as ADP and Proctor & Gamble, as well as for many SMBs. He has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, Good Morning America, and The Today Show as well as in publications such as The Huffington Post, Forbes, and The Daily Mail.


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