For local dev this is useful.

Because Wordpress is a wild west there may be different reasons your wordpress install is redirecting to https when you don't want it to:

#1 Update wp-config.php

Inside your `wp-config.php`:

define('WP_HOME','http://example.co.uk');

#2 Check .htaccess

There might be a rule in .htaccess to redirect all traffic to https.

#3 Check apache config


In the apache virtual host  config (not likely if new apache ) there might be a rule to redirect to https.

#4 Disable all WordPress plugins


A WordPress plugin may be re-writing all requests. A good test here is to disable all plugins, how? By moving all the plugins (e.g. mv plugins plugins.bk and creating a new empty plugins folder with the same permissions).

#5 Edit the wp_options table

In the wordpress database, check for the wp_options table with value "siteurl" and change it from https to http.

select * from wp_options where option_name = 'siteurl';

In the results shown after running the command above, check the "option_id" number

update wp_options set option_value = 'http://yoursitename.com' where option_id=1 limit 1;