Instant Reload breaks sites

What issue or error are you experiencing?

Instant reload somehow breaks the website. When I have “Router Mode” in “site domains”, it just breaks the site completely and gives me a 502 error, even after I turn it off again.
If I change Router Mode to localhost, it shows TWO site hosts in the information, which do not match with each other. The first is the one that instant reload is focusing on, and what the “open site” button tries to direct to, and the second is where the site can actually be viewed.

Screenshot of the site that does not have instant reload on:
Same site after turning it on:

if I go to “localhost:10004” in my browser it loads the site, but instant reload does not work. Pressing the “WP Admin” or “Open site” buttons in Local will try to open 3000, and give:

This site can’t be reached

localhost refused to connect.



What steps can be taken to replicate the issue? Feel free to include screenshots, videos, etc

Activate instant reload?

System Details

  • Local Version:
    Version 9.0.2+6676

  • Operating System (OS) and OS version:
    Windows 10
    Version 10.0.19045 Build 19045

Local Logs

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Hi @Serena

Did this work before the latest release for you or was this your first time trying it?

I have had problems with instant reload in the past, but usually a restart of the program or my computer would get it working (or, a couple of times I just gave up on it for the moment…)
It’s been a couple months since I’ve tried it though, so I’m not entirely sure which version this started with.

Did you still have it installed from the last time you used it? Could you try uninstalling the add on, restarting Local, and then adding it again to see if that makes a difference?

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I managed to completely forget that instant reload is a add-on that could be individually uninstalled!
Uninstalling and then reinstalling seems to have worked, thanks!


No problem @Serena! Glad to hear that did the trick :sunglasses:

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