Now that DesktopServer has sadly closed down, it’s time to move to another tool for working with WordPress locally. I’m going to be using Local (formerly Local by Flywheel) for now.
Fortunately it’s easy to migrate from DesktopServer to Local.
Local has an import tool and it just requires a zip file with your site files and your database.
This is exactly how DesktopServer’s export feature creates backups.
So first we’ll use DesktopServer to create the backup file. Then we’ll import it into Flywheel.