Local Beta 5.8.0

Release Date: September 25, 2020

Operating Systems: macOS, Windows, and Linux

Download Local 5.8.0 (Beta) for macOS

  • SHA1: 814307fdd3db834291dba876219618ed6b634132

Download Local 5.8.0 (Beta) for Windows

  • SHA1: 308b667a3a58540539c2628b46af85d4b731dd2d

Download Local 5.8.0 (Beta) as Linux deb (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint)

  • SHA1: 237319162f92fc00e44bf329a7b6cb3c7e5f5fb3

Download Local 5.8.0 (Beta) as Linux rpm (Fedora, Red Hat Linux, CentOS)

  • SHA1: ca1774ccd01c2f33ea9cb0901279516c9cea7268

What’s New in Local Beta 5.8.0

Introducing :star: Star. You’ve asked for better ways to organize your Local sites and in this release we are introducing the ability to Star a Local site. Starring a site keeps it at the top of your sites list so you can get back to working on your most important work quickly and easily.


  • Windows users - Creating a WordPress site in Local is now faster than ever (up to 62 seconds faster in fact)!
  • Local will now warn users about a compatibility issue between Localhost routing and multisite subdomains due to there inherent incompatibility
  • Live Links Pro now handles domain replacement in static assets such as CSS files and HTML

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent users from creating a new site on MacOS High Sierra.

Third-party Dependencies

  • Updated Local to Electron 9 to improve performance and stability.