November updates from Local WordPress development Tool

Introducing Image Optimizer

Boost site performance in seconds, with Local’s Image Optimizer Add-on!
Unoptimized media can degrade page performance, leaving you with slow load times. Good news is, we’re here to help you get ahead of it with Local’s newest Add-on, Image Optimizer!

Image Optimizer, now available in Local (for free!), scans your local site for image files and compresses images offline without cloud-based services. When finished, you’re left with maximum reliable site performance!

Boosting your site performance is now as easy as 1, 2, 3 with Image Optimizer.


Local Add-on Generator

Have you been thinking about building an Add-on for Local WordPress development Tool, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? We’re here to help! This generator is designed to help you get started building your own Add-on with little effort. It takes care of all the setup and lets you focus on making an amazing new Add-on for Local!

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What’s new in Local?

🖥 There’s now a better handling of Local’s window position when you disconnect from an external monitor. This should address the issue where Local opens and the window can’t be found.
🎉 The team has added GraphQL API to query and control Local. More to be announced soon!
🛠 We’ve renamed the ‘Pro’ tab to ‘Tools’. This is where users will find Pro tools like Instant Reload and Link Checker, as well as our latest Add-on, Image Optimizer.
🐛 Bug fix: Local now handles multisite domains when switching routing modes.
Interested in what else Local 5.9.2 has to offer?