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Enabling plugins sometimes kills site - random (5 posts)

  1. sstillwell
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Running WP2.1

    OpenSuSE 10.2
    Apache 2.2.3
    MySQL 5.0.26
    PHP 5.2.0

    P4 2.8GHz, Hyperthreading on
    1GB RAM
    80GB HD, 65GB free.

    When enabling plugins, it seems somewhat random that enabling a plug will totally bork the site...no 404s, no errors per se, just an empty page returned from every URL.

    Most recently, I enabled Photon, then set the options and saved...poof, gone. Restore db from backup.

    Am I doing something wrong? I'm very new to WordPress, but not so new to LAMP.



  2. sstillwell
    Posted 7 years ago #


  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It's possible for a malfunctioning plugin to prevent the site from displaying. However, deactivating a plugin in this scenario (and restoring the site) is as simple as removing the plugin's php files.

    If you find that the database is becoming damaged, then I would look elsewhere. Most plugins don't touch the database (some do, admittedly).

  4. sstillwell
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks, I'll check it out.


  5. TimoK
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The empty page most likely comes from the error_reporting/display_errors settings in PHP. You can either check the error_log or change your settings (see the php manual)

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