Expose a WordPress local web server to the internet ngrok allows you to expose a web server running on your local machine to the internet.
This plugin works by hooking to the start and end of the page creation and capturing it into an output buffer, it then uses the URL from the database for a str_replace, stripping it out before sending back out to the shutdown hook. This means that I can share either the HTTP or HTTPS versions of the ngrok URLs.

How To Use

Step One: Install ngrok

Download and install ngrok here https://ngrok.com/download

Step Two: Install WP-NGROK

  1. Upload wp-ngrok.zip folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. run command in your terminal

    ~/ngrok http -host-header=localdomain.test 8888

    Step Three: Creating the localtunnel

    Send through the host name of the site that we use locally as well as the port number and this will then direct the traffic to my local site. This works whether we had created it, or using something like MAMP Pro to set this up for me.

    ~/ngrok http -host-header=sitename.localhost 8888

Once ngrok is up and running I will be presented with the display that you can see below

Session Status                online
Account                       Theme.id (Plan: Pro)
Version                       2.3.35
Region                        United States (us)
Web Interface       
Forwarding                    http://yourapp.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:8888
Forwarding                    https://yourapp.ngrok.io -> http://localhost:8888

Minimum Requirements

WordPress 5.0 or greater
PHP version 5.6 or greater
MySQL version 5.0 or greater

We recommend your host supports:

PHP version 7.0 or greater
MySQL version 5.6 or greater
WordPress Memory limit of 64 MB or greater (128 MB or higher is preferred)

Please ask in WordPress Support

Please to ask about this plugin


  • Demo WP-Ngrok


  1. Upload wp-ngrok folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Fixes required Doesn't rewrite all URLs, my logo still links to my local site Rewrites image urls, changed a thumb sized image to a large image.
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