I just purchased a license for KirbyCMS as I loved messing with it on my computer, I’ve run into an issue with my install - I have been trying to download my site to local, update to Kirby 3.8.1 from 184.108.40.206 and was then going to overwrite the hosted files.
I’m trying to download my hosted files and run them locally, but what happens is files download instead, no errors but I get randomly named files or if I try a path like /panel it’ll download a panel file without an extension.
I guess the most basic question on this would be can you download hosted files and run them locally just using folders on your local system?
I have tried running the starterkit locally and it runs fine, then I switch to another folder containing my site files from the server, and nothing loads on localhost.
I did try taking the .htaccess file from the starterkit-main folder and adding that to my downloaded files and I had some success but it seemed no CSS was working.
My plan was to flesh out my site locally and upload it to the server when I have most of it done and then start messing with the build I have of my site locally and see what I can change/enhance/adapt but this issue is kinda putting that on hold.
I’m kinda in the place now where I feel like I’ll draft my writing and my images up locally and just have content in a website folder that worst case I can reuse should anything go wrong with my site.
Here is a loom but the limits on the free account mean the quality is a bit rubbish hopefully it’ll convey the issue I’m having.
So Kirby is installed and working fine on my server, I wanted to also run the same install locally so I can make updates locally or if I wanted to change or try things without messing up the live version and also having a general backup of it.
It’s when I download the files on my server to my computer and try to run the site using MAMP it does not work, instead, it just loads a blank screen and downloads a file.
Can you run a Kirby install locally once it has been hosted?
Version on the server was 220.127.116.11 but I updated the server version to 3.8.2 last night I have not downloaded the updated version of the site though, the one I have locally is taken previus to when I updated.
It looks like all content is there, but the presentation appears to just be missing CSS and probably other stuff. I can login to panel but it also shows as unregistered.
after adding the starterkit .htaccess to the downloaded files I get this
Also after trying the prcoess of local setting up, uploading and then downloading (as above steps) on the theme I bought and the starter kit I can confirm it looks to be an issue with the theme rather than Kirby so I have reached out to the theme maker and hope they can resolve this issue.