Background images not showing on the unpublished site preview on mobile

Bug Summary

When using the live link preview on mobile the background images are not showing

Steps to reproduce

Open live link preview on mobile

Environment Info

Describe your environment.

  • What Operating System are you using? Apple iPhone
  • What versions of site software (Nginx, Apache, PHP, MySQL) is used?
  • What version of Local is installed? Latest version

Supporting info

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Hi @support_local

Nick here following up on your support request!

Live Links don’t match your Local Site URL (ie: mysite.local), so Local attempts to rewrite these on the fly. Live Links is broadly compatible with many themes, plugins, and custom code snippets. However, some images, front-end assets, or other HTML elements may be missing from your site when viewing it over Live Links. You could try checking for any mixed content and fixing it up with the tips below:

  • Run the following WP-CLI command
    wp search-replace 'SITEURL' 'LOCALURL' --skip-columns=guid

  • Replace SITEURL with your production URL like

  • Replace LOCALURL is your Local Site URL like http://mysite.local

  • Trust Local’s SSL certificate

  • Disable certain types of plugins: caching, security, force HTTPS/SSL

You might also need to check for any plugin or theme cache that needs to be cleared:

Keep us posted and we’d be happy to help further!

Hi, thanks.

I found if I change my preview on my computer to mobile view - the live link preview on my mobile works.

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Hi there @support_local -

Awesome, thank you for sharing what worked for you. Did you need any more support here or are we all set to close this thread?

Thank you!


All good thank you

Boni Lornie

Marketing Administrator | Cater Group Pty Ltd


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