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[resolved] New install on Windows gives me a blank page (5 posts)

  1. gelform
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm installing wordpress for a client, so it's on a "personal" Windows/IIS plan account at aplus.net. I've uploaded WP, created the database, changed the config file. When I go to the wp-admin/install.php page, all I get is a blank page - no errors, no HTML generated. Any ideas?

    Thanks.

  2. wphelpcenter
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there anything in the servers error log?

  3. gelform
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That's a very good question. Where is the error log on a Windows server?

  4. gelform
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My php.ini was not configured to show errors. So the script was dying, but not giving me any info. I added this to the top of install.php and it told me the problem.

    ini_set('display_errors', 1);
    ini_set('log_errors', 1);
    ini_set('error_log', dirname(__FILE__) . '/error_log.txt');
    error_reporting(E_ALL);

  5. pbspirits
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I got rid of blank page by ensuring my server setting: 'PHP Safe Mode' was set to off. I searched high and low for this answer and finally figured it out and am doing a little paying-it-forward :)

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