Still no webp image support in current version

Issue Summary

I’ve update my local to the current version 6.4.3:

Still there is no support for webp images.

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?
    All sites

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?


Create new site in Local.
Go to WP-Backend
Try uploading a webp image
Result: error message

System Details

Local-Version: 6.4.3 (See screen above)

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?
    Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa

  • Attach the Local Log. See this Help Doc for instructions on how to do so:

local-lightning.log (103.7 KB)

Security Reminder

Local does a pretty good job of scrubbing private info from the logs and the errors it produces, however there’s always the possibility that something private can come through. Because these are public forums, always review the screenshots you are sharing to make sure there isn’t private info like passwords being displayed.

Hi @elbutschito!

In order to refresh here and start with a clean slate could you give the below troubleshooting steps a try?

  • Export any sites that you have on Local and save them to a folder somewhere on your computer.

  • Fully uninstall Local from your computer.

  • Install the latest version of Local on this link.

  • Once installed, please restart the computer.

  • When the computer is restarted and turned on, close any applications that automatically run in the background (AntiVirus, Firewall, and other Developer applications included).

  • Check and see if the issue still persists. If so, please provide us with an updated log. Retrieving Local’s Log File

Keep us posted and we’d be happy to help further!

Hi @elbutschito,

I’m facing the same problem on my Pop_OS installation, no webp support, no matter which configuration I use.

I just installed localwp on a windows 10 desktop, and webp’s are uploaded with no truble, so I think there’s something that must be fixed with the linux version.

Hope local team will find a solution to fix the problem on linux os’s :crossed_fingers:

Hi @GPax,

that’s interesting.

I will follow @Nick-B 's suggestion and see if it works, though I have a hunch it won’t.

I’ll report back.


El Butschito

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