Error on wp-admin screen

I just downloaded and imported a site from Flywheel and when I click on Admin to login, I get the login screen with this error at the top:
Warning: include_once(/app/public//.fw-config.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /app/public/wp-settings.php on line 260 Warning: include_once(): Failed opening ‘/app/public//.fw-config.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/share/php:/www/wp-content/pear’) in /app/public/wp-settings.php on line 260

I’m able to login, but the error stays at the top of the page.


  1. it says it’s not trusted even though I clicked on the SSL option in Local and specified it to be trusted
  2. and it says an update to WordPress 4.8 is available even though when I opened it I was prompted to update the database and it said it did that.


Hi Fran,

As far as that error goes, my guess is that it’s being included in wp-config.php (if you pulled it down or if it was in the backup).

One other thing you can try is opening up the entire app/public directory in an editor and then searching all of the files for .fw-config.php and then seeing what file is calling it.

  1. Are you in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari? I know Firefox has some issues with trusting certificates. It has its own interface for trusting certificates.

  2. The database upgrade may’ve happened because you used an archived version of WordPress on import that was still newer than what the SQL file in the import expected.

Thanks, Clay. Busy day. I think I actually downloaded this from ManageWP, which I had a problem with before because they include more in their backup than Flywheel. I’ll dig through my notes and find out what I need to do to make it work.

I’m using Chrome.