Local by Flywheel 2.4.1


Release Date: September 25th, 2018
Available via Auto Updater: September 25th, 2018
Operating Systems: macOS & Windows

Download Local by Flywheel 2.4.1 for macOS

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Download Local by Flywheel 2.4.1 for Windows

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What’s New in 2.4.1



  • Environment upgrades now default to cloning the site before upgrading the Environment
  • Switching or upgrading site Environments now creates a zipped SQL backup into a new backups folder next to app and logs

Bug Fixes

  • Various SQL import fixes when importing an SQL dump created by mydumper
  • Fixed issue where the wrong table prefix would be used when importing a multisite archive

Third-party Dependencies

  • Updated bundled version of WordPress to 4.9.8
  • Updated VirtualBox to 5.2.18

What’s New in 2.4.0


  • Preferred 1.3.0
    • PHP 7.2.9
    • MySQL 5.7


  • Dark Mode for Local! If you’re on a Mac, Local will automatically switch between Light Mode and Dark Mode depending on your Mac’s settings.
  • Appearance & Behavior section in Preferences


  • Relaxed SQL_MODE when site databases are imported. This increases compatibility with various SQL dump settings.
  • Allow Environments to upgrade to the latest version of the bundled version instead of waiting for Environment information from our API

Bug Fixes

  • Connect to Flywheel compatibility check now waits for MySQL before checking if WordPress is installed. This should resolve the issue where the checker will say the site doesn’t have WordPress installed.
  • Fixed PHP upgrade notice that would errantly show when pushing to a Flywheel site running PHP 7.2
  • Fixed issue where the Upgrade Environment button would not work unless you were on the site’s Overview/Setup tab

Third-party Dependencies

  • Updated Electron to v2.0.8

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