Unable to access netlify collections/admin page (404) on localhost

Long story short, I’m unable to access the /admin page to make changes to collections content on my local repo.

About my setup:
I used a stackbit site generator with a starter theme to get started. I’m able to access the /admin page perfectly fine on the deployed/hosted site. But for whatever reason I’m unable to access /admin locally.

I’ve followed the directions laid in the beta features page here: https://www.netlifycms.org/docs/beta-features/#working-with-a-local-git-repository

I have run the npx netlify-cms-proxy-server command in another terminal at the same time but but doesn’t seem to be working.

Here is the 404 I’m seeing when attempting to access localhost:8000/admin:

And the rest of the config/instructions from everything I’ve read online.

  name: git-gateway
  branch: master
local_backend: true
media_folder: static/images
public_folder: /images
collections: ... 

Has the updated src in the script tag: https://unpkg.com/netlify-cms@^2.10.60/dist/netlify-cms.js

Would love to know what I could possibly be missing here, is the routing potentially not configured properly? Missing a config for that?

Thanks so much, love everything about netlify except local development is causing hold ups for my development team.


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