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:
All of the Instant Reload functionality can be found within the “Instant Reload” section of the “Tools” tab in Local.
The general flow of using this tool looks like:
Local does keep a session log of when a CSS file has changed, which can be found on the Instant Reload tab.
Instant Reload is enabled on a per-site basis. Once you’ve enabled Instant Reload, it will automatically start up when using Local in the future.
Instant Reload only watches
wp-content/themes for changes to .css files.
Changes that are made using page builders or other WordPress plugins which do not persist their changes to the filesystem will not be refreshed.
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