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Local Sync


Local Sync allows you to clone live site to the local site and live site to the local site, in the click of a button.
The local site can even be setup on your local computer.
The cloning process will be very fast, since it transfers only the files that are different.


  1. Spin off a WP site on the local server or any online servers.
  2. Install “Local Sync Plugin” on the WP site created as mentioned above and activate it.
  3. Go to “Local Sync Settings” and select “This is local site” button.
  4. Install Local Sync Plugin on the live WP site.
  5. Go to “Local Sync Settings” and select “This is prod site” button.
  6. Login with your Local Sync account (created on on the live WP site.
  7. Copy the prod key and go to the Local Sync Settings on the local WP site.
  8. Paste the prod key, and Add Site.
  9. Now you are ready to perform the sync operations from the Local Site.


Can I clone the site to any server instead of the local server?

Yes you can clone the live site to any proper WP site setup in any servers.

Where is the documentation for your plugin?

Visit for the documentation.


November 11, 2020
Installed on a local host. Windows gave me a virus alert "threat quarantined. Severe" Alert Details. Detected: Backdoor:PHP/Yorcirekrikseng.E Status: Quarantined. This program provides remote access to the computer it is installed on. Location. wp-content\plugins\local-sync\admin\class-local-sync-shell-dump.php Don't know if this is legit or not, but not going to chance it on my local pc.
August 24, 2020
Worst local development plugin, ever, Period. The plugin doesn't even give you proper notifications, just plain errors, not even documentation. The Pro is a waste of money and time; Now wished I had time to test the plugin thoroughly during my 14 days trial period.
May 23, 2020
Great Tool every dev should have! It saves tons of time syncing your local/live sites pulling or pushing. It does worth every penny. Give it for a spin!
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Release Date – 28 Feb 2020

  • Improvement : Calculating modified files logic improved.


Release Date – 21 Feb 2020

  • Fix : Pages built with elementor collapsed after cloning, in some cases.
  • Fix : Replacing site URL failed, in some cases.
  • Fix : Syncing on Windows OS failed.

  • Improvement : Excluding few unnecessary DB tables by default.


Release Date – 17 Feb 2020

  • Improvement : Major improvements.


  • First Version