Live edit not working on Mac OS

Live edit doesn't seem to work for me. My understanding is that when I edit my html file I should see the changes reflected in the browser. Nothing happens at all. I can't even "Reload in Browser" from PhpStorm. Am I missing something? I am viewing the page on my localhost MAMP web server. Any ideas?



  1. Live edit plugin enabled
  2. Enabled live editing
  3. Enabled element highlighting in browser
  4. Chrome browser active.

PhpStorm 5.0.1


  1. Version 21.0.1180.89
  2. JetBrains Chrome Extension 0.3.1

Operating System

  Model Name: iMac

  Model Identifier: iMac11,1

  Processor Name: Intel Core i7

  Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz

  Number of Processors: 1

  Total Number of Cores: 4

  L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

  L3 Cache: 8 MB

  Memory: 16 GB

  Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s

  Boot ROM Version: IM111.0034.B02

  SMC Version (system): 1.54f36

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Same problem (= nothing happens) here with almost the same setup, except that I’m using Apple’s Apache and a custom build of PHP.


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I solved my problem.

Because I am normally editing html and css content for Wordpress pages, I generally skip <html>,<head> and <body> tags. Once I add these tags to the html file, everything works as expected. I am passing this along just in case someone else is doing the same.



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