When adding a new site, Wordpress keeps on loading

What issue or error are you experiencing?

Hi there,

I have come across and old post of the exact same issue, however no more comments are allowed on it, so I thought I’d make a new one.

I have had Local on my laptop since a long while, and recently I tried adding a new site, for my new portfolio site, however when it gets to adding Wordpress, it keeps on loading and the process never ends.

I am aware I should share the local log file, I am going to attach it to this thread.

Thanks in advance.


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.

local-lightning.log (340.4 KB)

Hi @dmanca

We would be happy to assist with your Local troubleshooting! Could you provide some more details to help us take a further look?

  • What is your OS?

  • What version of Local are you on?

  • Are you running other developer applications simultaneously? Apps like MAMP, XAMPP, or Docker for example.

Keep us posted and we’d be happy to help further!

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the response and please see below the answers to your queries:

  • My OS is Mac, Sonoma 14.2.1
  • The Local version on my machine is 8.2.1+6583
  • I am not running any other developer apps, neither IO have any other apps than Local to run Wordpress locally on my machine

I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Thanks a lot.