3 sites are running but they aren't

Issue Summary

When I start the application it displays “3 sites are running” when in actuality they aren’t. I’m not sure if its affecting performance.

Troubleshooting Questions

This seems to be happening to sites created by cloning a cloud backup (from Google Drive). Other sites are fine.

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?



Describe the steps that others can take to replicate this issue. If you have screenshots that can help clarify what is happening, please include them!

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

    • For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional

macOS Big Sur

Security Reminder

Local does a pretty good job of scrubbing private info from the logs and the errors it produces, however there’s always the possibility that something private can come through. Because these are public forums, always review the screenshots you are sharing to make sure there isn’t private info like passwords being displayed.


It’s likely not impacting performance. It appears to be caused by a cloning issue that results in incorrect status being added to a config file. If you’re adventurous, you can edit the file and make things appear as expected – just be very careful!

More info in this thread: Local shows sites running upon opening the app even when I didn't start them

Hopefully, this issue gets resolved by the developers soon.

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