4 Hours wasted since latest update cannot access php8 or any website on localwp cannot access websites

Issue Summary

Cannot load any site at all
took advice and deleted the ‘lightning-services’ folder
lost two sites? Gone??

Troubleshooting Questions

all sites not opening

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


updated to latest and wasted time and lost a site

System Details


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

    • For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
  • Attach the Local Log. See this Help Doc for instructions on how to do so:

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.

Hi @bomakalu

After you deleted lightning services did you relaunch Local or try rebooting your machine?

Are you able to search your machine and see if it has the site files in another location? If you can locate them you should be able to import them back into Local.

Hi Nick
I tried all
sadly I am out and need another method or app for local wordpress
as this is somewhat annoying
sad as i love local wp

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Now my mac fans are going crazy from local helper???
never seen this before??

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