Local Beta 5.8.1

Release Date: October 5th, 2020

Operating Systems: macOS, Windows, and Linux

Download Local 5.8.1 (Beta) for macOS
SHA1: bb0efabbe12db598a1e63664bf9494ec0041cc2f

Download Local 5.8.1 (Beta) for Windows
SHA1: da32c1b2f840f38789566f2e7185573b56336004

Download Local 5.8.1 (Beta) as Linux deb (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint)
SHA1: 4364f31b4d7ec8695bd20457f6703dd2fd878ec7

Download Local 5.8.1 (Beta) as Linux rpm (Fedora, Red Hat Linux, CentOS)
SHA1: 7d514f5638f67f922d176eef024b7f85798510d4

What’s New in Local 5.8.1

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.


  • Instant Reload start/stop status is now clearly indicated in the UI.
  • 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

  • Resolved a regression introduced in 5.8.0 that caused pulling to a new site to fail.
  • 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.