The WP Engine DevKit combines a container-based local development environment, SSH Gateway access, robust developer workflows, and other tools for building and debugging great WordPress projects faster. It is free to download, has a command line interface, and will soon have a GUI.
Please refer to the detailed technical documentation to get started with DevKit CLI. Alternatively, if you are a WP Engine customer and require additional support, feel free to reach out to our support team via the User Portal.
Enabling DevKit for your Production Environments
Enabling DevKit is only required if you would like to use DevKit to push to your production environments on our platform. You can still pull or clone from production environments without these steps.
You do not need to enable DevKit to download or use the tool’s local features. You can also push/pull/clone from staging or development environments without these steps.
- Log into your account at https://my.wpengine.com.
- At the top, go to Tools > DevKit Beta
- If you are the owner of the account, scroll to the bottom to the section “DevKit Account Access”. If you do not see this, work with the owner of the account to enable the tool.
- Click “Enable Account Access”. This will bring you to a page where you can enable the DevKit product to interact with your production environments.
- Because the WP Engine DevKit is still in beta, you will need to agree to our beta service agreement. If this is the first time that the WP Engine DevKit is being enabled for the account, a Beta Service Agreement will pop up.
- Once the Beta Service Agreement is agreed to, you will be able to use DevKit with your production environments. Note: DevKit makes use of the WP Engine API. By confirming the service agreement you are also agreeing to enable the WP Engine API for all of the sites belonging to the account.
- Go back to Tools > DevKit Beta and click Guides & Documentation to get started.