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DesktopServer for WordPress

DesktopServer for WordPress

17 reviews
Average Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Just a thanks and a wee bit o' praise
By , for WP 4.5.3

Thanks again for the great product and the free update!

ServerPress does exactly as it claims and the team has given me prompt and able support when I needed it in the past.

Keep on keepin' on . . .

Desktop Server does not work for me :(
By , for WP 4.4.2

Hey guys!

I made a mistake and installed the online server before installing the desktop server. Now, when I ask the desktop server to connect to my website it simply shows me the following message. What can I do?

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/install.php on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Thank you for your help!

ServerPress serves!
By , for WP 4.4.2

So...I had a problem with a couple of local sites not being found. I decided to contact tech support. Within a short time I got an email asking if they could call me to troubleshoot. What?! Who else does that? Nobody that I know of! Not only did Gregg track down my problem (something I'd messed up when editing my hosts file earlier in the day), he showed me a bunch of new stuff.

Seriously, people, unless this company does something really funky I'm a customer for life. Their product really works. Best $99 I've spent in a long time.

I Highly Recommend DesktopServer
By , for WP 4.3.1

Can't say enough good things about DesktopServer and the fantastic team at Serverpress.com. DesktopServer has transformed how I work with WordPress. With just a few clicks, I can spin up a local development site or deploy one to a live server. Blueprints are a huge time-saver allowing me to deploy a preconfigured website in minutes. And it just keeps getting better. Love the new plugins they’ve introduced like Local Admin Bar Color and Bypass Login. Not to mention their support rocks! Thanks ServerPress!

Divi Theme & WooCommerce Store Export Easy Launch
By ,

I created a WordPress site with WooCommerce for my client who writes a history curriculum for homeschool educators. We had over 80 products in the store. It was created as a staging site with a different domain name as their store was already live. I was able to finish the new site, import it to my mac desktop with Desktop Server, export and scrub to change the URL's to the original name with minimal stress. The team was there to help me. There were a few updates that I had to make to the products but it was not the painful process I had anticipated! I am now creating all my new WordPress projects on my desktop before launching them live. This is an invaluable plugin!!!

The Server Press team have been nothing but helpful resulting in one HAPPY DeskTop server user!!!

Thank you for your outstanding tech support!

Fast efficient deployment from dev to staging or live
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin allows me to push my Desktop Server installation to staging or live. It works every time and takes around 3 minutes to set in motion. After that the time taken is dependent on the size of the site and the speed of your upload. Brilliant plugin and Desktop Server itself is now an integral part of my workflow.

This.... is amazing.
By , for WP 4.2.2

It works for *most* of the server environments I deal with. A few VPN scenarios don't support it, but I suspect in those cases the servers are configured incorrectly anyway.
We have another deploy method set up using Bamboo but this is WAAAAAY more efficient. And easier. And faster.

Highly recommended. 10/10, would deploy again.

Brilliant thinking and implementation on this item - Embrace it!
By , for WP 4.1.2

I've downloaded a lot of plugins and have therefore experienced the whole spectrum of "it really works and the developers are committed" vs at the other end "Nice try - I'll look you up a couple of versions from now"

DesktopServer is just BRILLIANT. This plugin (on your site) and the app (on your local server) pair up to make moving, copying, importing, exporting, duplicating your wordpress site simple.

This is software developing at it's best - taking complex, difficult, tedious, tasks that are riddled with potentially disastrous "gotchas" and making it easy, fast and safe.

Big kudos for support - I put in a call to resolve an issue and got a call back within an hour from the support rep - and eventually needed the developer to be conferenced in. They were serious about making sure I was up and running. The problem turned out to be a Chrome browser and a cookie.

There are 2 things to know about DesktopServer going in: A). Your site and database must be working. B). The more plugins you have loaded and active, the more this (or any similar app) will have to churn to finish it's task.

Nice work guys!

Best dev & deploy tool I've used
By , for WP 4.1.1

Wow. Awesome! I used the free version of Desktopserver on my Windows 7 dev system for a few days to try it out. Liked the way it worked. Came time to deploy my dev environment to staging and thought I'd go for the full, paid version. Amazing. Exports directly from my local dev environment to the staging server (equipped with this plugin). Quicker and easier than Duplicator and much cleaner than my previous manual copy method. I won't go back.

Total time saver
By ,

This changed the way I set up local dev environments. Easy to use and saves me a ton of time.

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