Among all the limitations that WP Engine has, there are 2 that I find frustrating.
- Can’t use WP-CLI
- They don’t provide SSH access
My workflow is tremendously slow. Unfortunately I can’t switch host, I don’t have control over this, so I’m stuck with it. Tasks that could have easily been done in a few minutes, now take hours.
Have you guys found a way to pull/push the database from a site on WP Engine to localhost that doesn’t involve using WordPress plugins? I know I can dump the database and do a search and replace but that’s slow. Many times I need to pull everything, including themes/plugins/media etc, to localhost. The fact that they don’t provide SSH access prevents me from using Wordmove https://github.com/welaika/wordmove which would have made my life much easier.