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Local 5.6.3

Release Date: June 30th, 2020

Operating Systems: macOS, Windows, and Linux

Download Local 5.6.3 for macOS

  • SHA1: eac7997a6484c7349ea3f478ece08c0cc78ef59e

Download Local 5.6.3 for Windows

  • SHA1: e0b8fc248a99d6a368949f7ec1b25007451002cc

Download Local 5.6.3 as Linux deb (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint)

  • SHA1: eb712a2add51a72d6dbd0beaba1c1ffb462d273e

Download Local 5.6.3 as Linux rpm (Fedora, Red Hat Linux, CentOS)

  • SHA1: 449960d9efad86d5af4fb66d8c50baacececde79

What’s New in Local 5.6.3

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where Add-ons would not remain enabled
  • Fixed issue where theme screenshots would 404 over Live Links
  • UI fixes concerning Link Checker (Pro feature)
  • Resolved various PHP warning/notices when pulling sites from WP Engine or importing DevKit sites

What’s New in Local 5.6.2

Bug Fixes

  • Made a few changes to how Local Hub is authenticated to resolve issues when authenticating with Safari and sometimes Chrome
  • Fixed an issue where Live Links Pro would reconnect when visiting certain pages
  • Fixed issue where the save/publish button would not work in Gutenberg over Live Links Pro
  • Fixed issue where deselecting all files when using Magic Sync with WP Engine would not work as intended

What’s New in Local 5.6.1

New Local Pro Features

Live Links Pro

Live Links is one of Local’s most popular features, and we know it doesn’t always work as promised. Live Links relies on ngrok’s free tier of service which isn’t designed for WordPress sites. WordPress sites make lots of network requests and load lots of media, and ngrok isn’t optimized for this type of usage.

Live Links solves a huge workflow challenge: quickly sharing progress and gathering feedback from your team. We believe in Live Links so much that we took the last 6 months to build a completely new version of Live Links. This took an incredible amount of infrastructure work, the launch of Local Hub, and work in Local.app to bring it all together. Live Links Pro has the following benefits:

  • Too many connections: significantly higher connection limits to share Live Links with the whole team across many devices
  • 2x faster with 2x requests
  • Persistent urls: mysite.localsite.io
  • Secure by default: privacy mode + HTTPS

Get Live Links Pro by upgrading at hub.localwp.com.

MagicSync for WP Engine

  • MagicSync intelligently recommends which files to push based on whether or not you’ve edited them.
  • Visually review and customize what’s being pushed/pulled
  • MagicSync supports WP Engine and Flywheel

Local Hub

  • Upgrading to Local Pro is easier than ever with a more seamless signup process powered by hub.localwp.com — no Flywheel account required.
  • Local Hub powers Live Links Pro and is a foundational technology to new, upcoming Local features

Link Checker

  • Quickly scan your site for broken links and fatal PHP errors
  • Check Links runs completely offline and doesn’t expose work-in-progress to the internet
  • Fix broken links quickly with direct links to edit posts in the WordPress admin dashboard

Other Updates


  • If you enable “Show Develop Menu” under Preferences » Advanced, you can now right-click on elements in the UI to inspect them, much like Chrome.

UI Cleanup

  • Setting-up SSL for a Local site is easier than ever. We moved the SSL trust button to the Overview tab
  • Fixed the site name link target size.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue for Windows users where PHP 5.6 + Apache as a webserver would result in a ‘no file specified’ error.
  • Fixed issue for Windows users where MailHog was not intercepting emails.
  • Fixed issue where Search & Replace was not working correctly, resulting in broken links on the site when pushing to Flywheel and WP Engine.
  • Live Link MU plugins are now automatically updated when enabling Live Links and automatically deleted when Local is shut down
  • Fixed issue where pulling a Flywheel site into a Local site with a different table prefix and the database excluded would cause WordPress to show the installation flow.