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No way To Install Add-Ons In Version 5.0.7+1117

Hello All,
I just installed Local by Flywheel and I wanted to install a couple of add-ons. However, I noticed there is no “Add-On” icon so that it can be done.

Are you not able to install add-ons anymore?
Is there a way to install them manually?

Please advise how I can install them


Hi Oliver,
Add-ons will be returning to Local v5 “Lightning” soon! Here’s a couple tips:

  1. You can download, build, and pack the Notes add-on manually from GitHub to get it up and running in Local.
  2. The Volumes add-on isn’t needed anymore: checkout symlinks!
  3. The ports add-on isn’t necessary anymore since we’re not using VirtualBox+Docker
  4. Xdebug can be configured manually from your IDE.
  5. The other add-ons will be refactored and return to Local in the next couple months.

Hey @flyjack that symlink URL is 404 - do you have an updated one to share?

Hi Andrew,

Sorry about that. That post is in an old beta category that has since been archived.

The gist of the post is that you can create symlinks using ln -s on macOS. The instructions in this blog post should work great: https://www.howtogeek.com/297721/how-to-create-and-use-symbolic-links-aka-symlinks-on-a-mac/