After updating Local, I am unable start sites. I see “Your Lightning services are missing… Click “Apply” next to the missing service(s) to update.” I do not see “Apply” or anything that says “Lightning services.”
I reviewed your documentation and other recent relevant help tickets. Found no guidance.
Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?
All sites in Local
Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?
No, the process timed out and the application froze. I killed the Local app, restarted, and the new site appears and runs.
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!
- Update Local
- Try to start or create a site
Which version of Local is being used?
What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?
For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
Windows 10 Professional
- For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
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Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for all of the feedback! We (the Local team) realize that we talk about Lightning Services all day, but it doesn’t mean much to our end users !
You can think of Lightning services as the individual pieces of server software that run a site. In this case, our update changed the default version of PHP to 7.41 for the preferred environment, which meant that any site that was using the 7.3.5 version was missing it!
As others have mentioned, the fix is to click the “Apply” button next to the PHP version to re-download that missing Lightning Service!
Thanks again for using Local and helping the community get back on track!