Local Version 5.9.6 - Json Unexpected token

Installed the latest version of Local 5.9.6 and can no longer access installed site. On the dashboard where the link to the site should be appears

'Error could not load sites. Unexpected token < JSON at position 0.

I followed instruction from another post (which is now closed) that had encountered the same problem.

  • " I went into ~/Library/Application Support/Local, where I found a file named sites.json." renamed the file.

Restarted Local and was asked to create a new site. It downloaded a version of Wordpress, however unlike previous post the new site also caused a Json error.

Any ideas?

Issue Summary

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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?


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