Better Together: WP Engine and Flywheel Make Local and Genesis Products Available to All Customers

Better Together: WP Engine and Flywheel Make Local and Genesis Products Available to All Customers

AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 13, 2020 –  WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, announced today two updates to simplify the workflow of developers and enable them to create world-class digital experiences. Starting today, Local (formerly Local by Flywheel), will connect directly to the WP Engine WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP). Additionally, Flywheel customers will now have access to the Genesis framework and themes free of charge, a feature already available to WP Engine customers.

Now, all 130,000 Flywheel and WP Engine customers can enjoy the same world-class developer solutions to their combined customer base that they previously only offered to their respective customers. Local is the most relied upon local WordPress development solution with over 150,000 users who enjoy its easy development environment to build WordPress sites, test those sites and speed up their development workflow. Genesis is the world’s most popular theme framework for WordPress, used on over 600,000 websites.

WP Engine, the WordPress Technology Company

When WP Engine announced its acquisition of Flywheel in June 2019, its vision was to offer the most relied upon and trusted platforms in WordPress along with the most developer-centric tools to build on those platforms. These platforms and tools include WP Engine’s DXP, Flywheel’s managed hosting platform, Local and Genesis—all trusted brands under the umbrella of WP Engine, the WordPress technology company. Today, that company has more than 900 employees in eight offices across five countries. 

“Our vision is to be the most trusted WordPress technology company in the world,” said Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and CEO of WP Engine. “Our family of WordPress solutions means we have the ability to meet any organization’s WordPress needs from getting started all the way up to scaling for the most complex and popular sites in the world. Over the past six months, we’ve been busy bringing


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Better Together: WP Engine and Flywheel Make Local and Genesis Products Available to All Customers

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