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Local Beta 5.9.2

Release Date: November 5th, 2020

Download Local 5.9.2 (Beta) for macOS

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Download Local 5.9.2 (Beta) for Windows

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Download Local 5.9.2 (Beta) as Linux deb (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint)

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Download Local 5.9.2 (Beta) as Linux rpm (Fedora, Red Hat Linux, CentOS)

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What’s New in Local 5.9.2

Introducing Local :camera_flash: Image Optimizer! Image Optimizer makes your site super speedy on mobile and improves page loads on desktop too, reliably boosting your site’s performance.

Image Optimizer will scan your local site for image files and compress images offline without cloud-based services! Simply navigate to Tools › Image Optimizer to get started with Image Optimizer. Make sure you’re using the latest version of the Image Optimizer Add-on (v1.0.4-beta) to get the latest features and improvements!


  • Added GraphQL API to query and control Local. More to come here soon!
  • We’ve renamed the ‘Pro’ tab to ‘Tools’. This is still where users will find Pro tools like Instant Reload and Link Checker as well as our latest add-on, Image Optimizer.
  • There should now be better handling of the position of Local’s window positioning when disconnecting from an external monitor. This should hopefully address the issue where Local opens and the window can’t be found.
  • Polished up banner heights throughout the application to make them consistent.

Bug fixes

  • Updated instances of Nginx to nginx to be in line with the preferred capitalization. Nginx is the company behind nginx, the webserver software. :slight_smile:
  • Local now handles multisite domains when switching routing modes
  • Addressed a bug where scrolling was not working on Link Checker
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes the last started time of the sites panel would disappear when quickly mousing over and out of the row.
  • Fixed issue where clicking a link inside the release notes window was showing a blank screen.

Image Optimizer Add-on Improvements

  • Maintain UI states when navigating away from Image Optimizer and back to it
  • Truncate file paths shown in Image Optimizer
  • Image Optimizer will now indicate if there were no results after you’ve completed an image scan on an individual site.
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