Environment: WordPress 3.2.1, MAMP 2.0.1, OS X 10.7 Lion, PHP 5.3.6
I'm seeing some strange behavior in a localhost installation I'm working on. I thought it was just plugin incompatibilities, so I've been troubleshooting that, and eliminating suspected conflicts. But then it got weird, and I need help.
I'm getting the "white screen of death", but not always:
1. It's only affecting the admin area. The actual site is unaffected.
2. Within the admin area, all links work except /wp-admin/options-general.php. At first there were more white outs (for example, /wp-admin/edit.php), but then, without me having changed anything, they worked. But /wp-admin/options-general.php still doesn't work.
I've tried flushing the cache in Safari.
Generally speaking, WordPress seems to be crashing out a lot, and I only see this after upgrading to OS X 10.7. But I thought my problems could also be my current project (the database is quite bloated at 128MB and 9000+ posts).
MAMP is up to date and claimed compatible with Lion. I don't know what else is going on here.
Being MAMP I get to control the memory and timeout values. Memory_limit is 128M, and max_execution_time is 300.
Should be more than enough in both instances.
Has anyone got any ideas?
(p.s., I didn't edit the functions.php file, and can't imagine how a plugin conflict would keep one general admin page from coming up).