Local Beta 5.7.1

Release Date: August 14th, 2020

Operating Systems: macOS, Windows, and Linux

Download Local 5.7.1 (Beta) for macOS

  • SHA1: c9c48824bdb937e37fe69e8ef1bdb0bacb4324f8

Download Local 5.7.1 (Beta) for Windows

  • SHA1: b53079cb585180f39f722e2c662fa8e129d8e8b7

Download Local 5.7.1 (Beta) as Linux deb (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint)

  • SHA1: f0e0814eeff85f49c2238bb3044a63228847c630

Download Local 5.7.1 (Beta) as Linux rpm (Fedora, Red Hat Linux, CentOS)

  • SHA1: 7d37da5faf0f92e771e8bf389961d632f4af0790

What’s New in Local 5.7.1

Instant Reload

With Local Pro, you can now view your CSS changes without needing to constantly hit ‘refresh’! Toggle ‘Instant Reload’ to enable Instant Reload on a per site basis. This will support both Site Domain and Local Host Routing modes.

Instant Reload also works great with Live Links Pro! Preview your changes without refreshing on other physical devices or with remote cloud-based browser testing services such as BrowserStack.


  • Local now removes default plugins after installing WordPress when creating a new site, importing from .zip, and pulling from host.
  • You can now check for updates by using Local’s menu rather than needing to open up the About window
  • Added an error banner if a WordPress update fails when using Local’s update button

Bug fixes

  • When importing sites with custom environments Local will honor the custom environment configuration.
  • Fixed various UI issues when retrieving a site’s current WordPress version or the latest version
  • Fixed issue where the WordPress update button would remain in a disabled state when starting it on one site and navigating to another site
  • Fixed issue where certain images/CSS would not properly display over Live Links Pro
  • Fixed issue with Local’s logger not including all of the pertinent meta data
  • Fixed issue where Local would re-add the default themes/plugins in certain situations such as pulling from WP Engine or Flywheel