Launch LocalWP as standard Windows user

What issue or error are you experiencing?

Is it possible to lauche LocalWP, create site without admin privileges?
We need to deploy on students computers.
Best regards,

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

System Details

  • Local Version:

  • Operating System (OS) and OS version:

Local Logs

Attach your Local Logs here (Help Doc - Retrieving Local’s Log)

Security Reminder
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.

Bon jour @jlch – Welcome to the Local Community!

I think this is possible – I’d love to hear if it works for you. The main reason that Local requires admin privileges is when starting site in “Site Domain” Router mode. This is because Local needs admin access to the Hosts file in order to register the site domain with the computer.

In theory, if you set “Router Mode” to localhost in “Preferences > Advanced”, then Local won’t need to update the hosts file, and users should be able to create sites that listen on various ports, one for each site.

The main limitations for running a site in localhost router mode are:

  • No HTTPS for the site
  • No “pretty domain” – for example, the site domain would be something like localhost:10010 as opposed to mysite.local
  • Live Links won’t work

More details on the “Router Mode” setting can be found in this help doc:

Take a look at that and let me know how if that works for your use case. If you have any questions, just let me know!