Local Community

Local 5.5.1

Release Date: May 20th, 2020

Operating Systems: macOS, Windows, and Linux


Download Local 5.5.1 for macOS

  • SHA1: c7c63384c18810ee7cce31260d5d0842f51ce673

Download Local 5.5.1 for Windows

  • SHA1: 7e24d5289e92f4106155e02050cb6d2421e9c174

Download Local 5.5.1 as Linux deb (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint)

  • SHA1: 12cbbac403d534a277d223f515bcd42650d732bd

Download Local 5.5.1 as Linux rpm (Fedora, Red Hat Linux, CentOS)

  • SHA1: c3499741c9ce88c42c67134ac13c46e8a8784d78

What’s New in Local 5.5.1

Apache is now available as a web server choice!

Apache is now a web server choice in Local (again)! This was the most upvoted feature on Local Feedback, and we’re thrilled that it’s back.

Known issue: Apache and PHP 5.6 will result in the site showing “No input file specified.” While this limitation may be frustrating, we did not want to hold up the release. In the meantime, you can continue to use PHP 5.6 with NGINX. We hope to have a fix for this soon!

Improved Keyboard Accessibility

You can now navigate various flows in Local such as the Add Site flow entirely with your keyboard. Also, some components like the dropdown are now keyboard friendly, so this can be taken advantage of throughout Local.

Keep an eye out for future accessibility improvements.

Other additions

  • Added text about the services below “Preferred” environment in New Site flow
  • Text and flow improvements regarding Local Hub

Bug Fixes

  • Various fixes on Windows after the 5.4.2 release such as the MailHog button not working, database information not showing, and a few other frustrating bugs.
  • Fixed issue where search and replace wouldn’t run in some cases after pushing to WP Engine. Bug Report
  • Fixed issue where clicking on the show site folder icon on the Site Overview screen would show the site folder in Finder/Explorer rather than opening it