Site looks different in Live Link

Issue Summary

One or two sentence summary of the issue.

Everything looks great on my end, but when I click on the Live Link there are formatting issues on the Blog page and there are two menus. I have ruled out browser caching issues.

Troubleshooting Questions

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

This is currently the only site I have in Local.

  • 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

  • Which version of Local is being used?

Version 6.4.2+6012

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?
    • For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional

macOS Monterey Version 12.5.1

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Hi there, @KFL - welcome to the Local Community! :wave: Seriously so happy you’re here.

Sometimes there are issues with images and the way things display generally over Live Links with Elementor and other similar builders.

There are some suggestions in this thread I would recommend trying:

Elementor Background Images not showing over Live Links Support

Hey @gesa – I moved your reply to its own topic since the previous topic was specific to Oxygen builder. The general solution is the same as this other topic related to Divi: In the case of Elementor, you want to adjust Elementor to not write the CSS background-image rules to a file. For Elementor, you’ll need to change the “CSS Print Method” (see the Elementor docs)

Let me know if anything in there helps, we’ll get this figured out!

Sam :woman_technologist:t3:

Hi Sam!

So some updates: according to the Elementor tech I spoke with, the CSS Loading Elementor experimental feature is incompatible with Local. Once that was toggled off, the normal steps that correct for these kind of discrepancies (regenerating the CSS and data followed by using the W3 Total Cache plugin to clear all caches) fixed all the layout issues I was having except one. There are four images on the Landing page that are still too big on the Live Link version of the site. Here’s a loom link where I go back and forth between the local page and the Live Link page so you can see what I’m talking about: Loom | Free Screen & Video Recording Software | Loom

Any idea how I should proceed to correct this?



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Hi @KFL -

Ahh thank you for sharing that information!

Interesting, are the images stuck in their larger hovered state, maybe? Can you clear the cache of those pages?


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