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white screen despite reinstall of WP (29 posts)

  1. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i assumed i had plugin troubles and i tried the trick of renaming the plugins folder to plugins_old and making a new plugin folder. it did not work.

    so i reinstalled wp from my zip file, and just updated the wp_content folder since i had a theme in there i had customized.

    still the white screen.

    i had prior to this tried to delete two plugins from ftp, albumize and kpicasa. i got an error stating the were in use and could not delete them. so i just gave up on that. the folders were empty but they were still there.

    i don't know what happened. how could i be getting a white screen after a reinstallation???

  2. Add this to your wp-config.php file:

    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );

  3. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    nope. the login.php page shows up fine with the login forms. once i put the info in and hit enter, the URL still says login.php, the page doesn't GO anywhere. but it turns white.

    is wp normally this frustrating, what with the plugins that make a white screen and all???

  4. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    which page is likely erroring? the login.php page or something beyond that>

  5. dae1126
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just had this problem.
    2 plugins were causing it that needed to be deleted. W3TotalCache and WP-tuner.
    After deleting them and some other associated cache files all is well again!

  6. Halibutt
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same error here (I might have forgotten to deactivate all plugins prior to the update, which most likely is the reason why all has gone wrong). Indeed deleting cache plugin files from the server fixed the issue. Thanks.

  7. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    should i update to 3.0 maybe that will fix it???

  8. 1) Delete the folders wp-includes and wp-admin. Then download a fresh copy of the zip file from WordPress.org and copy everything up. Yes, again. A file corruption can cause this.

    2) Rename your plugins folder to plugins-old (via FTP or SSH) and see if that fixes it. If so, make a new plugins folder and copy your plugins back, one at a time, testing between each copy.

    3) Add define('WP_DEBUG', true); to your wp-config.php file. This will at least give you an error. Take that error and google or post it to the WP Support forums.

  9. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    well what i did was just dl 3.0 and upload it, all of it, thru fetch. even the contents folder. so then when i'd browse to my blog i'd get just the white screen, no blog. obviously since my default theme was set to "thistle" but thistle was no longer in the themes folder. so i just reuploaded just thistle into the themes folder and the blog loads now, but same thing. i can get the log in screen but when i try to log in i get white, and at the very top it still says i'm on the wp-login.php screen.

  10. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    oh here's one more. so from that white wp-login.php screen i replace the word in the url "login" with "admin" so trying to go to wp-admin.php

    i get the ole:

    Error occurred: 404 - not found
    Apache Server at: d1041233.dotsterhost.com

  11. There is no wp-admin.php file, it's a folder: wp-admin

    Did you disable your plugins?

  12. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i installed the whole new 3.0 folder. the plugins folder is the default one now.

  13. Rename the plugins folder to plugins-old.

    The WP install doesn't (shouldn't) overwrite and delete what you had in there before.

  14. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i actuallyrenamed the whole content folder content-x. so the new content folder is the default one from 3.0

  15. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    so if ALL Files in the new upload are new 3.0 files, except for the THISTLE theme folder, shouldn't it work??

    is there something in the files that i uploaded that tells itself to display "thistle" as the theme, and now i've replaced it and have to go in and manually tell it that thistle is the theme?

    steph

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try renaming the thistle theme folder.

  17. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    nothing. no site, just white screen. there has got to be something in wp-login or one of the main pages that is causing this

  18. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    bumpin this.

    would anyone be able to help if i used pastebin? what page should i put on the pastebin?

  19. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ok i put the debug language in my config file. i reloaded my blog. i got this error at the top of the page by the nav menu (the blog still loaded tho)

    WordPress database error: [Unknown column 'Array' in 'where clause']
    SELECT post_id, meta_key, meta_value FROM wp_postmeta WHERE post_id IN(Array) ORDER BY post_id, meta_key

    is this my problem? is this why i cannot get my dashboard? what does this mean and how do i fix it?

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That looks like a custom query to me - maybe from a theme or plugin?

  21. snapaholics
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    what does that mean exactly and what bit of code do i need to change to make it stop? :)

  22. TartyTart
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yep, I had two plugins that fouled everything up: Sociable and Ravatars

    thanks for the instructions!

  23. bennyvc
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a new problem! I also got a blanc screen after the update, renamed my plugins to plugins-old via ftp.
    Now I get the message;

    W3 Total Cache Error: some files appear to be missing or out of place. Please re-install plugin or remove /customers/apex-club.be/apex-club.be/httpd.www/wp-content/advanced-cache.php.

    I deleted w3 total cache plugin but the error remains!!

  24. bennyvc
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    solved it, something went wrong with the download

  25. mikemraz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    is there a way reinstate (go-back) my content? in attempting to update to 3.0 i seem to have lost all. when i access my site al i get is white screen. same for /wp-admin. can't even access the dashboard...?

  26. mikemraz, try resettings your plugins. If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until you find the cause.

    If that does not resolve the issue, access your server via FTP or SFTP, navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and rename everything except the /twentyten/ directory. This will force the Twenty Ten theme to activate and hopefully rule-out a theme-specific issue.

    If that didn't work either, please start your own topic.

  27. mikemraz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks - was able to make adjustments to wp-config.php so now i see all my content (headings/archives & misc) listed under my heading text and sub-head. All centered in black default text on a white background. So, i know the content exists but the theme seems to be missing. tried reinstating the twentyten default with no success.... any other ideas maxmanx?

  28. mikemraz, as you issue has nothing to do with this topic, please start your own.

  29. mikemraz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks - will do!

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