WordPress install in infinite loop

after having installed Local for the first time trying to install WordPress results in an infinite spinning animation. Trying to acces the site via browser fails consequently.

Can I manually dl WP and put the files in «app –> public» folder?

Thanks for any hint!

Hey @oligraph

That sounds like something isn’t finishing the installation of WordPress correctly. Can you please provide your local-by-flywheel.log file? See this Community Forum post:
How do I retrieve Local's log file? - FAQ - Local Community for instructions on how to do so.

To your specific question of if you can download WordPress manually – yes, “sort of”. If the various pieces of the Local site’s server software haven’t been configured correctly then there isn’t any way to download and install WordPress manually.

Taking a look at the Local log should give additional info about what sorts of things are preventing the site from working!