Update to WP 5.8.1 error, "Cannot GET /"

Issue Summary

I updated to the latest WordPress version (5.8.1) from the Local app (not the WP dashboard). The update completed, but with an error message. When I visit the site I get “Cannot GET /”. When I visit the dashboard I get “Cannot GET /wp-admin/”.

Troubleshooting Questions

Error only occurred on a single Local site. All other sites updated okay.

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?



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System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?


  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

MAC OS X 11.5.2 Big Sur

I thought maybe the installation had possibly completed with some files missing, so I downloaded a fresh copy of WP & replaced the site files with it (skipping the wp-content folder & .htaccess). Same error persists.

I can access the database in Adminer. I don’t see anything wrong there.

Output of wget:

wget mysite.local
--2021-09-09 14:57:30--  http://mysite.local/
Resolving mysite.local (mysite.local)... ::1,
Connecting to mysite.local (mysite.local)|::1|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2021-09-09 14:57:30 ERROR 404: Not Found.

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