From Live to Local

Issue Summary

Hello. I’m trying to migrate a live site from wpengine onto my local machine. I’m continuously getting a Error establishing a database connection when I click on Open Site. Apparently it’s not accepting my credentials.

I think one of the major issues that causes this is that is when I’m importing the website over I see This site’s WordPress URL settings do not match the host set in Local. The process gets stuck at Changing Site Domain. The fix it doesn’t work. The import process runs continuously. I have to shut down local and then reactivate it.

Local works fine if I run it for any other site that I’ve installed locally. Can anyone help?

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?

  • 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

I’m running Local 5.10.5+5403. My OS is macosx Big Sur 11.3

local-lightning.log (6.4 KB)

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