What is the best way to get started?

I've been trying to following the "Getting Started" documentation for Plone 6 and am not having much luck. I've tried the following:

  • Mastering Plone 6
  • Regular Plone 6 Documentation
  • Containers – Install — Plone Documentation v6.0

And I've had no luck with any of these options. When I follow the regular documentation, I get to the part where I've started and front- and backends, but when I go to the Backend, the landing page seems right, but when I click "View Your Plone Site" what appears seems to lack all CSS. It definitely doesn't look like the Classic UI shown in the docs.

When I use the Developer Tools to look at the console it says this
"Plone:47 must have a valid as value"

And the relevant section of code looks like this:

 <link href="" rel="alternate" title="TrailBlaze - b'Atom'" type="application/rss+xml" />

    <link rel="canonical" href="" />

  <link rel="preload icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon" href="" />
  <link rel="mask-icon" href="" />

And the problematic "line 47" is this one <link rel="preload icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon" href="" />

Sorry, but it wouldn't let me post links or images in this post.

Versions I'm using:
node: 20.11.0

Python Packages
python: 3.11.8
argcomplete 3.2.2
click 8.1.7
packaging 23.2
pip 24.0
pipx 1.4.3
platformdirs 4.2.0
setuptools 65.5.0
userpath 1.9.1

Any help would be much appreciated. I'm new to Plone and would really like to move forward!

I think you need to use http://localhost instead of There's a special theming rule that disables theming on the IP address, to make it easier for debugging.

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Thank you very much! Yes, this seems to have been the problem!

Not sure why I can't edit the post to say that this is solved. :confused: