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EVERYTHING has gone blank (8 posts)

  1. mathmo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was early this morning (5 hrs ago) adding some new themes (from: http://themehybrid.com/themes)

    However I believe after I activated "WP Full Site" (http://developdaly.com/themes/wpfullsite/) that the site then went completely blank, everything is just an empty white page. I can't access ANYWHERE! Even mysite.com/wp-admin/ is like that...

    Any ideas what went wrong and how to fix it?

    As I believe it was the theme changing which did it (how did it impact even wp-admin?!) I'm hopeful by changing the theme again I can fix this? Anyway to manually change this via ftp or through mysql?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    FTP into your site and delete the wp-content/themes/wpfullsite folder. That should activate the default theme and get you back in.

  3. mathmo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    cheers! but after I tried that.... I got this (with H1 markup!) at mysite.com:

    Error establishing a database connection

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    edit: I'm a moron! Of course it couldn't establish a DB connection as I changed the mysql password :s

    But once I fixed that in the configure file it still doesn't work

  4. mathmo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've decided to delete everything on the webserver and and replace it with a fresh wordpress download

    hopefully this will work? will only need to reupload the a few themes and put back the google analytics code

    that is if I keep my fingers crossed the mysql database is fine and won't need to be fixed, as that is holding all the posts in it :s

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    update: I've done a completely clean reinstall from a wordpress downloaded off this site only a few minutes ago, yet still I'm getting everything as completely blank!

  5. mathmo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    getting very worrying as I've now found a total of FOUR people have written about more or less exactly the same problem, all in the space of just a few hours:

    Myself:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/368205

    VevisoEnterprises:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/36783

    kalanyuz:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/367948

    Aga1:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/368148

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Given that there have already more than 5 million downloads of WP 2.9 - many by people with little or no technical expertise - 3* threads in a few hours where people have experienced early install/theme activation problems isn't bad going. It certainly doesn't hint at any bugs or core issues. If that was the case, there would be hundreds of threads in a few hours.

    1. Did you empty out the database when you re-installed?

    2. Have you tried setting up a new database?

    3. Did you install any themes or plugins?

    * The VevisoEnterprises topic was over 4 years old.

  7. mathmo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't want to empty out the database as I'd lose all the posts that have been made

    I haven't installed any themes or plugins on the new reinstallation as I can't even access wp-admin!

    As for VevisoEnterprise, a typo is there (left a one off):
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/367831
    (which IS only a few hours before my problems, but yes... I do get your point that if it is a bug/core issue then you'd see many more, however I still think it is a somewhat odd coincidence)

  8. stereostokey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had the same issue (trying to activate Buddymatic after using Thematic Power Blog with Buddypress installed).

    You can manually select a different installed theme by changing the fields "template" and "stylesheet" in the table "wp_options" in MySQL. Simply enter the folder name of the theme.

    I've got my site and admin interface back. Phew!

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