Local server vs Webpack dev server (static files)

Issue Summary

Webpack dev server has no access to static files on LocalWP working port (which are needed for background-image etc), but has access to these assets webpack port, for example 3000. Running without hot reload works ok, because assets are loaded from wp-content/themes/customtheme/assets/ folder

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?
    It seems that problem occurs on all sites. For sure there is a setting problem with webpack or LocalWP.

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?
    Yes. Site works well


  1. Webpack Dev server configuration:
if (currentTask == "devFast") {
  config.devtool = "source-map"
  config.output = {
    filename: "bundled.js",
    publicPath: "http://localhost:3000/",
  config.devServer = {
    hot: true,
    port: 3000,
    host: "mylocaldomain.local",
    headers: {
      "Access-Control-Allow-Origin": "*",
    allowedHosts: 'all',
    proxy: {
        "!/assets/**": {
          target: "http://mylocaldomain.local",
          secure: false,
          changeOrigin: true,
    static: [
        directory: path.resolve(__dirname, '../', 'assets'),
        publicPath: '/assets',
    watchFiles: ["./../**/*.php", "./../**/*.js"],
    liveReload: false,
    historyApiFallback: true,
  config.mode = "development"
  1. Access to page from http://mylocaldomain.local/ (with assets error 404 from url http://mylocaldomain.local/assets/img/cat.jpg )

  2. Access to page from http://mylocaldomain.local:3000 (with assets success from url http://mylocaldomain.local:3000/assets/img/cat.jpg )

  3. Access to page from http://localhost

  4. Access to page from http://localhost:3000 (with assets success from url http://localhost:3000/assets/img/cat.jpg )

  5. It is unable to use http://localhost:3000 or http://mylocaldomain.local:3000, because all redirects generated by LocalWP are leading to http://mylocaldomain.local (without port 3000).

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?

    • 6.1.5+5536
  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

    • Windows 10
  • Attach the Local Log. See this Community Forum post for instructions on how to do so:

    • I have no logs

Expected results

  • Ability of using static files. Maybe is there possibility to set LocalWP port on which he is working and wordpress is generating urls?

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