Local’s new Instant Reload feature, available in Local Pro, saves you time so you never have to click “refresh” in your browser again. Custom plugin and theme authors rejoice! Instant reload is helpful in other uses-cases too:
Instant Reload is enabled on a per-site basis, and once you’ve enabled Instant Reload, it will automatically start up when use Local in the future.
When viewing a site, Local adds a “Instant Reload Enabled” alert to the upper right corner of your browser’s window. Instant Reload is enabled for all traffic to your Local Site: this includes wp-admin and non admin pages.
Click into the Pro tab > Instant Reload, here you’ll find a stream of all the changes Local has detected for the current session (this stream resets when you quit Local).
Instant Reload watches
wp-content/themes for changes to .css files. Instant Reload does not detect changes for page builders or other WordPress plugins which do not persist their changes to the filesystem.
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