I have never used local before, so this is new to me, i just downloaded it today
On chrome, firefox, opera, edge, and any browser, once ive installed local and gone through the process of creating a site, when i try to start the site or login to the admin panel i simply get:
“This site can’t be reached”
I have just wasted about 2 hours troubleshooting it when all the videos online show it simply working first time, is there some really obvious step that noone is mentioning here that i have missed?
I have a wordpress.org account, it is my understanding that this is all i needed to get started with this?
I have tried deleting the site and starting it again
i have tried uninstalling local and reinstalling
i have tried turning off my PC and turning it on again
i have tried flushing the DNS
its worth noting that in the side bar for windows 10 i have multiple notifications that say:
“local is requesting administrative privileges to modify your /etc/hosts file”
however at no point did a dialogue box ever pop up to actually “allow” this, so perhaps this is the issue?
simply clicking on the notification in the side panel just makes that notification disappear, never to be seen again
I am at my wits end, i was led to believe local was the simplest easiest way to host a site locally to work on it but this is proving to be a huge pain
please can someone provide some insight/assistance.
- Local Version:
- Operating System (OS) and OS version:
Windows 10 Pro - 22H2
Attach your Local Logs here (Help Doc - Retrieving Local’s Log)
error.log (72.5 KB)
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.