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Local 5.5.3

Release Date: May 28th, 2020

Operating Systems: macOS, Windows, and Linux

Download Local 5.5.3 for macOS

  • SHA1: fae059fb19aa8b0b6416bc69add7ca0b9a417e43

Download Local 5.5.3 for Windows

  • SHA1: 2e02c0ddce3db600b2265f120b4831a2b8d6e1a6

Download Local 5.5.3 as Linux deb (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint)

  • SHA1: 1179a2b19363b2300f604182eb776a8bafc7f26f

Download Local 5.5.3 as Linux rpm (Fedora, Red Hat Linux, CentOS)

  • SHA1: 4be699ddb534f7d9dbc000a1b874437e4ff58fae

What’s New in Local 5.5.3

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed problems with “Cancel” button not working during Pushes and Pulls to Flywheel in some cases
  • Fixed issues with local site domain not being replaced with the hosted site domain after pushing to Flywheel or WP Engine
  • Addressed UI quirk where the password prompt would show multiple times when importing a site or creating a site from a Blueprint

What’s New in Local 5.5.2

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where SSH key generation when logging into Connect to WP Engine would not work
  • Fixed issue where pushing to Flywheel with Localhost routing mode would result in broken links on the live site


  • Added the ability for Local Hub users to submit help requests in-app

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