Local Beta 8.0.0

Download Local 8.0.0 (Beta) for Intel MacOS

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What’s New in Local 8.0.0


  • Composer has been updated to v2.6.2 within the site shell.
  • Accessibility: We’ve added ARIA labels to the main vertical navigation inside Local to make Local more compatible with screen readers. More accessibility updates to come!
  • We now use WP-CLI for generating Salts for sites. This allows for simplified logic for generating salts after deprecating PHP 5.6 within Local.

Bug Fixes

  • During a failed site import, we fixed an issue with overflowing error modals that could not be closed when the number of files listed was too long. The list will now be truncated and a full error message can be copy-pasted to clipboard.

Third Party Dependencies

  • Upgraded to Electron v25.8.1 and Node 18 to include latest security and performance improvements. This version of Electron drops support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. Users on these operating systems will not be able to install Local v8.0.0 or higher.
  • Removed deprecated request NPM package.