I’m looking at building a new, easy to use, local WordPress development manager.
The idea is local development (on your Mac or PC) is super fast, and doesn’t risk breaking a live website.
If you are making a lot of changes, themes/plugins/a few pages. You download a ‘backup’ from your website. Restore it to local (my tool makes this super easy). You make the changes on your local copy of the WordPress website – make mistakes, fix them, without annoying users. It should run super fast on your local PC/Mac. Then when you are finished, batch upload the backup to the server.
Some of the main features:
Would you use it ?
What features would you need ?
Are you using something easier/better now ?