OK, this is still a problem. I'm getting Internal Server Error 500 pages, and it's freaking me out. I've tried a number of things:
- Overwrote all WP files
I uploaded a fresh zip of 3.1.2, and unzipped it in situ, rather than FTPing it up file by file.
- Updated wp-config.php file
I commented out the SECRET_KEY define, and added the WP_DEBUG one. This just made things worse: now the dashboard 500ed. I reversed the changes, but the dashboard still 500ed. (wtf?)
- Started a fresh install in a new directory
Created a new subdomain on a separate domain I had hanging around, and pointed it to this directory. Copied the wp-config over, so it would point at the same DB. But the directory and domain info are in the DB, so it keeps going back to the original directory.
- Changed main domain to point to new directory
OK, it now works, mostly. On the dashboard I've got the Right Now, Recent Comments, Quick Press and Recent Drafts blocks showing up properly. The WordPress Development Blog block shows nothing inside; and the Incoming Links, Plugins and Other WordPress News blocks just say "Loading...".
I could use some help here. If you've seen this sort of behaviour, or have some insight, I'd be grateful for some direction.
Thanks for your help,