WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

User end works, admin is white screen? (19 posts)

  1. Blogger101
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I downloaded the latest version of WordPress this evening and installed it on my server - it all went without a glitch as the instructions were pretty self-explanitory and I have had previous database expereice before.

    However, I have a problem. I have a user-front end, but as soon as I go to the WordPress login screen and attempt to login, it just goes to a blank screen (/blog/wp-login.php is where is stops dead)..

    I have a user-front end that works as it should, but it just will not let me log in - and I have confirmed I am using the correct login details. I am running on a Linux server, and WordPress is running in a folder. It is properly connected up to the necessary database. I have tried everything - even re-downloading WordPress and installing from scratch :(

    If anybody could please explain why I am getting this white screen on login, I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thank you very much guys.

  2. Tom Lany
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Could you post a link to your blog so we can take a look?

    Also, are you sure that your host meets the minimum WordPress requirements?

  3. Blogger101
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you Tom, I really appreciate it. :)
    It is http://www.blueskywebstudios.co.uk/blog

  4. Tom Lany
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I don't see a blank screen, but rather the correct login image. Is it now working?

    You may want to try deleting your cache (on your internet browser) if you haven't done so recently.

  5. Blogger101
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Tom,
    Sorry I didn't explain so well. I see the admin login screen, but as soon as I enter the username and passowrd, it goes to a blank white screen.

    I copy and paste the password and username, I've tried it on several machines and browsers.. no idea :(

  6. Tom Lany
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hum... some problem with the backend... you've got me puzled!

  7. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you tried re-uploading the wp-admin folder? Try it from a fresh .zip.

  8. Blogger101
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Unfortunatley after re-uploading it it still won't work.. even after a fresh zip. Really stumped!

  9. Blogger101
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Anybody? It still doesnt seem to be working..

  10. Tom Lany
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Who is your web host?

  11. Academiphiliac
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have this problem sometimes. I'll login as admin. The browser attempts to transfer data and...stops. White screen, which, if it could talk, would laugh an evil laugh.

    Refreshing the page can resolve the issue temporarily. But where's the bug? My suspicions lie with Plug-ins. I deactivated a few I didn't need, and the problem seems to have been resolved. Still haven't found the bug though...

    My Answer: Blogger101, try refreshing your page. If that works, then either come back here and tell us, or, if you're a bit more adventurous, try deactivating some of your Plug-ins, and then do lots of tests. See if the problem has gone away. And then, adventure-seeker, come and tell us your tale.

  12. atheista
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same problem. :( white screen all over. I cant even access my plugins to deactivate them. aaaargh

  13. Blogger101
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the useful tips guys, but unfortunatley it still refuses to let me into the admin area - just returns the white screen every time.

    I don't have any plugins installed - its a fresh install, from a fresh zip. I have yet to actually access the admin area! I have now tried refreshing several times, still to no avail. My host is idealhosting (www.idealhosting.co.uk).

    Any other ideas? It's not a possible bug in the new zip is it? I'm glad to see I'm not the only one but I certainly hope I can help resolve it.

  14. Younghusband
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have got a similar problem but the other way roud: my admin works fine but my frontend is just a blank white screen.

  15. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Any other ideas?

    Try looking at your error logs.

  16. toontastic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I seem to be having this same problem (along with a bit more) where are these error logs ?

  17. Nanashi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the exact same problem to the letter. It's a fresh installation here: blog.megamistudios.com. User end works and the login page is up, but when I attempt to login it opens to a blank page. The actual wp-admin/index.php only displays "" at the top of an otherwise blank page. I also seem to be having the same problem with adding a comment: after adding a comment, it opens into a blank page.

    I've been hunting the archives here and attempting every solution I can find, but none of them has worked. It's aggravating because I've never had problems installing WP before.

  18. Michael Goitein
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I think I may have tracked this down. It appears to have something to do with whether you have PHP 4 or 5 installed.

    Following the instructions here to the letter:

    http://michaeldoig.net/4/installing-mamp-and-wordpress.htm

    I got this to work fine.

    When I tried to follow different directions (although also quite good):

    http://www.bleikamp.com/2006/11/16/wordpress-on-a-mac/

    I got the white screen of death. The only difference in the installation was choosing PHP 4 or 5 (you have to choose 4 as of this writing).

  19. thehealthyskeptic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am having this problem also. It's very frustrating.

    mgoitein, I'm not sure how the instructions you posted for installing MAMP (which as I understand it is a program for running SQL & PHP locally on a Mac) has anything to do with this? Am I missing something?

    Anyone else found a solution that works?

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic

Tags