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Index.php comes up blank (16 posts)

  1. MstrMndMaven
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Stay with me, here. I have succeeded in going through the instal script and even logged on as admin and updated my profile (name, etc.)

    Also, /wp-admin/post.php will take a new message.

    However: when I go to look at the result, index.php comes up a blank page. View Page Source sez: <html><body></body></html>

    I am using FireFox browser, by the way...

  2. MstrMndMaven
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, macmanx. I read those last night before posting and they didn't look like my case. I am mostly needing help on how to go about trouble-shooting this. They mentioned server error reports. How do I find those?

  3. MstrMndMaven
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    All the main screens work [write] [edit] [categories] [links] [users] [options] [plugins] [templates] [profile] - but just not [View Site]!!

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you tried re-uploading your files in case one or more of them were corrupted in the initial transfer?

  5. MstrMndMaven
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    At first the install page came up blank, and I did delete all and got a copy of FileZilla and re-uploaded. (I had used GoLive the first try.)

    That fixed everything but the index. Should I just start over with a new download from WordPress?

  6. shamrox
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    First time install. I get to the admin login screen, I login and it goes to a blank page.
    the url is mysite.com/buildlog/wp-admin/

    any ideas what's wrong?

  7. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Some threads which may hold a solution: http://tinyurl.com/526rm

  8. CarLBanks
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Try reuploading the files. Sometimes it's a bad transfer.

  9. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    CarLBanks,
    That was already suggested! ^^^ :)

  10. shamrox
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Doing some searchs because i have the same problem, I'm noticing this happens ALOT.

    Any developers reading to maybe address this issue?

  11. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It is being worked on by the code developers.

  12. MstrMndMaven
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    One thing I learned from reviewing many posts on these "blank pages" issues is that 90+% of the time, the fault lies with the person doing the installing, not in the software. PHP is very sensitive to its environment and to junk in the script (as are all programs.)

    My case was no different. The clue was "used GoLive to upload." Well, somewhere along the line, I had opened the index.php file with GoLive, and that (*&^%$#$%^& program added this line to the top of the script:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
    This is all it took to blow it up. I discovered this problem by looking at the server error logs, which told me : PHP Parse error: unexpected T_STRING in .../blog/index.php on line 1

    For what it's worth to future seekers: look at your own setup before casting aspersions on this fine software.

  13. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    MsrtMndMaven - thanks heaps for posting back.

    For what it is worth:

    On Windows, Notepad++ is a fine open source editor:
    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/

    On Mac, this is now free:
    http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

    And Linux ? I've haven't a single clue :)

  14. Here's the "official" list: http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary#Text_editor

    It includes Windows, Mac, and Linux apps.

  15. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Many editors add that {<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>} especially when using tidy so I would not be so harsh on any specific editor, I am sure Go Live is a good editor but myself I stay away from wysiwyg type as the code gets bloated with extras

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