Trying to install Plone 6 on Windows gets me half way

I took the leap and tried installing Plone 6 on my Windows 10. (Containers – Install — Plone Documentation v6.0)
The instructions were clear and easy to follow and all went well.
When I created a new site with the classic UI - and accessed the site via local host, the site started and displayed properly.

However, creating a new site with Volto, and trying to navigate to the site, creates the problem shown here:

I believe both the back end and frontend servers are running
Here is what Docker looks like: (shows both services are running)

Finally, I see the location where I can choose to create a classic or volto (you can see I've created a few sites.

What am i missing?

Hey Wayne. It certainly looks like you have both the backend (port 8080) and frontend (3000) running on their own, and just some problem with the communication from the frontend to the backend. This is a bit surprising since the backend is running at the URL that the frontend uses by default. Could you take a look at the network tab of the browser dev tools to see what URLs the frontend is trying to load unsuccessfully?

Smells like a firewall issue between the frontend and backend. Can you check your firewall's log?

Hi,

  1. I turned off my Norton firewall - no change.

  2. Note: during the attempt connection between the front and back ends, i briefly (2 seconds) see the Volto front end

  3. i do have python 3.11.1 installed separately for other reasons

  4. i looked at the error logs and try to guess at what might give you folks some hints. Not sure if it will help, but here it is
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    partial error log
    Note: another%20plone%206 is the name of the plone site.
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    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "/app/lib/python3.11/site-packages/OFS/Application.py", line 134, in bobo_traverse
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 REQUEST.RESPONSE.notFoundError(f"{name}\n{method}")
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "/app/lib/python3.11/site-packages/ZPublisher/HTTPResponse.py", line 800, in notFoundError
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 raise NotFound(self._error_html(
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 zExceptions.NotFound:
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 Site Error
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    Site Error


    2023-01-04 13:06:10

    An error was encountered while publishing this resource.
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    Resource not found


    2023-01-04 13:06:10
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 Sorry, the requested resource does not exist.

    Check the URL and try again.

    Resource: another%20plone%206
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 GET


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    Troubleshooting Suggestions


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      2023-01-04 13:06:10
    • The URL may be incorrect.

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    • The parameters passed to this resource may be incorrect.

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    • A resource that this resource relies on may be
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    If the error persists please contact the site maintainer.
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 Thank you for your patience.
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    2023-01-04 13:06:10 2023-01-04 21:06:10 ERROR [plone.app.theming:192][waitress-1] Couldn't resolve /++theme++barceloneta/rules.xml
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 2023-01-04 21:06:10 ERROR [plone.transformchain:69][waitress-1] Unexpected error whilst trying to apply transform chain
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 Traceback (most recent call last):
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "/app/lib/python3.11/site-packages/plone/transformchain/transformer.py", line 59, in call
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 newResult = handler.transformIterable(result, encoding)
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "/app/lib/python3.11/site-packages/plone/app/theming/transform.py", line 166, in transformIterable
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 transform = self.setupTransform(runtrace=runtrace)
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "/app/lib/python3.11/site-packages/plone/app/theming/transform.py", line 92, in setupTransform
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 transform = compileThemeTransform(
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "/app/lib/python3.11/site-packages/plone/app/theming/utils.py", line 716, in compileThemeTransform
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 compiledTheme = compile_theme(
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "/app/lib/python3.11/site-packages/diazo/compiler.py", line 129, in compile_theme
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 rules_doc = process_rules(
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "/app/lib/python3.11/site-packages/diazo/rules.py", line 293, in process_rules
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 rules_doc = etree.parse(rules, parser=rules_parser)
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "src/lxml/etree.pyx", line 3538, in lxml.etree.parse
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 1876, in lxml.etree._parseDocument
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 1902, in lxml.etree._parseDocumentFromURL
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 1805, in lxml.etree._parseDocFromFile
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 1177, in lxml.etree._BaseParser._parseDocFromFile
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 615, in lxml.etree._ParserContext._handleParseResultDoc
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 725, in lxml.etree._handleParseResult
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 652, in lxml.etree._raiseParseError
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 OSError: Error reading file '/++theme++barceloneta/rules.xml': failed to load external entity "/++theme++barceloneta/rules.xml"
    2023-01-04 13:06:10 172.17.0.1 - admin [04/Jan/2023:21:06:10 +0000] "GET /another%20plone%206 HTTP/1.1" 200 36986 "http://localhost:8080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:108.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/108.0"