Local Beta 8.1.0

Download Local 8.1.0 (Beta) for Intel MacOS

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Download Local 8.1.0 (Beta) for Windows

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Download Local 8.1.0 (Beta) as Linux deb (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint)

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Download Local 8.1.0 (Beta) as Linux rpm (Fedora, Red Hat Linux, CentOS)

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What’s New in Local 8.1.0


  • Improvements to Local sidebar (left-hand navigation), including more keyboard accessibility and new hover and active states for all icons.
  • Adds a waffle icon to the sidebar to quickly jump between developer tools built and maintained by WP Engine. Take some time to explore and find other tools that could speed up your workflow!
  • WP-CLI has been updated to the latest version, v2.9.0, within the site shell.
  • Using Electron’s safeStorage module, user tokens and credentials when connecting to Local Hub, Flywheel, and WP Engine now go through additional encryption when stored and accessed on a user’s machine.
  • Adds additional caching capabilities for common network requests made by Local to display lists of available services (PHP, database, etc.). Fewer network requests means a more performant and efficient Local!

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where Local’s wp-cli config was not pointing to the correct database socket, causing several commands (clean, create, drop, reset) to fail. These commands will now execute successfully.
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