Stuck on adding Wordpress site

What issue or error are you experiencing?

After creating a local site Adding Wordpress takes forever.

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


System Details

  • Local Version:
    Version 8.3.2+6660
  • Operating System (OS) and OS version:
    Windows 10 Enterprise 22H2

Local Logs

Attach your Local Logs here (Help Doc - Retrieving Local’s Log)
local-lightning.log (209.0 KB)

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.

Thanks for this report, @pepefrosty93. Please could you try the steps below?

(These are for Windows. macOS users reading this should follow these steps instead.)

  1. Quit Local
  2. Open the Windows File Explorer.
  3. Enable “show hidden items ” via View → Show → Hidden items.
  4. Browse to This PC → [your hard drive] → Users → [your username] → AppData → Roaming → Local → cached-wordpress.
  5. You should see a list of files like this:
  6. Delete all wordpress-*.tar files in that folder.
  7. Open Local.
  8. Delete the site you previously tried to create (it likely won’t run because WordPress didn’t finish setting up).
  9. Attempt to create a new site.

If Local freezes on the “Adding WordPress…” step again, try the steps once more. If they still don’t help, please share your Local Logs here.


Now it works fine. Thanks for your reply.


Hi @pepefrosty93 -

Thank you for letting us know that this worked for you.

We will close this thread but feel free to open a new one if you run into any more trouble!


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