The WordPress installation that I've been running on my own webspace suddenly stopped working. There are two basic issues - a white screen when I type in the blog address and a URL re-direct to a separate installation in the root directory of the website when I add a wp-admin. There are some great posts on the support forum on this subject, I have tried everything and as nothing works I write this in the hope for some help.
- What might have triggered the problem:
A) My blog was running on http://www.dhyaandesign.com/blog. In general settings I changed the site address and URL to http://www.dhyaandesign.com (I have no idea why!) A little later I was automatically logged out of the CMS and re-directed to the wp-admin for a separate wordpress install on the root directory.
B) Rather bizzarrely, the .htaccess file went corrupt/ was deleted a few hours earlier. However, my web-host company (clook) very kindly uploaded a new version of the .htaccess and everything had been fine.
- What have I tried:
A) Logged in via PhPAdmin and reset the addresses to http://www.dhyaandesign.com/blog
B) Re-uploaded the .htaccess file and given it a 644
C) Disabled the plugins (renamed the directory)
D) Deleted the new theme I had installed earlier today
E) Manually upgraded WordPress to 3.1 via ftp (leaving w-content intact)
F) Tried to add the WP_Memory_Limit and deleted the install file
Step E: produced some interesting results. Once I had upgraded WordPress, the address dhyaandesign.com/blog still gave me blank screen. When I added the wp-admin, instead of doing a URL re-direct it said - upgrading database, did so successfully and then did a re-direct.
Finally, I did a database check via my sql wizard on the host control panel and it seems to be OK and with no errors.
Not sure what to do now folks! Please do let me know if you have any suggestions/ steps.