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WordPress Defecting : "White Screen of Death" (13 posts)

  1. louisstephens
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Alright, I have manually installed wordpress on my local host 4 times as well as on my domain 2 times. I have the latest version.

    Now to the problem, wordpress installs great and everything is fine. However, when I go to make a change to a post or add a page (really any option regarding to posts or pages or plugins) and click update.. the result is just a plain white screen in the browser. When I hit the go back button, the change I made is saved. However, there is one thing lost on my pages "page". The option for adding a template to the page just disappears once I hit the go back button (after the white screen in browser). It is there after a fresh install (and if I dont make any changes).

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any plugins running? What theme are you using?

  3. louisstephens
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am using my own custom theme. And I dont have any plugins running at the moment. However, the option of adding templates to the page are nowhere to be found.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try switching to the default theme to test whether the problem is theme specific.

    the option of adding templates to the page are nowhere to be found.

    Did you create any custom page templates in your theme? Did you follow the instructions here?

  5. louisstephens
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, I tried switching themes and it does not seem to be theme specific. Once I tried to activate the theme (one of the default themes) the result of click activated was the white screen. Once I hit the back button it was back to the theme page with the theme activated.

    And I did follow the instructions on the link you provided. I am just at a loss for what to do if this keeps happening after a fresh install.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

  7. louisstephens
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The option is still not present. It is doing it as well in my install on my godaddy server as well as the local host.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That sounds like a db problem. Did you transfer content from your localhost db to the remote db?

  9. louisstephens
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    O no.. I did two completly different installs of wordpress. Each with their own database.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Does the problem continue after you've managed to activate the default theme?

  11. louisstephens
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes it does.

    And thank you for helping me out with this issue. I did install just seconds ago wordpress 2.9 and it has seemed to work thus far. I just dont want this problem to continue whenever I need to upgrade to the newest version.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It shouldn't but beyond a faulty install, I'm still unsure as to what caused the problem in the first place.

  13. louisstephens
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for your help though! I installed 2.9.1 on my server and everything seems to be working now.. I wish I knew what was wrong with the original installs

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