Can someone help me, please? Site Health Status

[Site Health Status] recommends 1 improvement, saying that one or more recommended modules are missing. QUESTION: How do I install (or) enable the optional module “fileinfo” ?

Here is my Flywheel local settings:
(1) Webserver: ngnix
(2) PHP Version: 7.4.1
(3) Database: MySQL 8.0.16
(4) WordPress Version 5.6.2
(5) Multisite: NO

  • This is happening on all Local sites.

  • Yes, I am able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser; however, when I run Site Health, the same problem arises.


(1) Opened the Local application;
(2) Clicked on the + to add local sites;
(3) Chose the “Preferred” environment: "PHP 7.3.5 Web Server nginx MySQL Version 8.0.16;
(4) Setup WordPress username, password, and email;
(5) Ran Tools>Site Health; which said, "Your site is running an older version of PHP (7.3.5) "The minimum recommended version of PHP is 7.4; & one of more recommended modules are missing “The optional modules, fileinfo & imagick, is not installed, or has been disabled.”;
(6) Applied “PHP 7.4.1” from the Flywheel Local interface;
(7) Ran Tools>Site Health again, which said, "One of more recommended modules are missing “The optional module, fileinfo, is not installed, or has been disabled.”

QUESTION: How do I install or enable the module fileinfo???

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used? Version 5.9.9+5246

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used? Windows 10 Pro

  • Attach the Local Log.
    local-lightning.log (215.8 KB)

Thanks for letting us know that the Site Health tool is recommending PHP 7.4.1 as the minimum version of PHP. I’ll let the developers know so that they can make this the default version for Preferred environments.

As for why those modules show as being outdated, even after switching to PHP 7.4.1 – that sounds like maybe a new version of the PHP lightning service needs to be downloaded. Can you try the steps outlined in this FAQ:

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