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WordPress just....disappeared!! (7 posts)

  1. hj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Weird, man, weird...

    I've been working on a WP site using MAMP on a Mac, a local installation. Been getting to grips with all the widgets needed, recoding here and there, tweaking the CSS....many hours invested.

    Yesterday, WordPress just completely disappeared! I came to work on it in the evening and it's not at the URL anymore, just a totally blank page. Can't get the admin, nothing. Blank. The page is white. Tried all sorts of file-call URLs but nothing, and I mean NOTHING!

    I had no alternative but to download and fresh install another WordPress instance, thought I might as well get 2.8.6. Installed it no problem, got the page up, started to amend all the stuff I'd already spent hours amending....went to bed, quit the browser but left the Mac running in 'sleep' mode (I always do)....and guess what? Instance 2 of WP has also completely disappeared, just blank page at the url, can't get the admin, zilch.

    Browser cache has been emptied, history chucked, Mac rebooted, MAMP rebooted, all the tricks. But nothing. The database and all the files are sitting there pretty as ever...but they're just dead.

    All other scripts on the MAMP installation work as usual (and I'm talking 20+ scripts including EE, pMachine, Dokuwiki, Flex, Risearch, CMSimple, X-News etc. etc. All ticketyboo.

    Where the dickens is WordPress!!

    HJ

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    blank pages indicate a fatal error. Look in your server logs. Increase the memory available to PHP. etc ..

    search this site for "blank pages" for a gazillion suggestion. The search box is at the top of every page.

  3. hj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks whooami, I'll have a look around 'blank pages'

    Thing is, I've hardly got any content on this site...it's just been mucking around with little adjustments to the layout here and there. Why should that 'exceed my PHP limit'..??

    Is WordPress likely to crash out on your average hosted server like this? Cripes...!

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    More than likely, its your mucking that broke it, and not a memory issue. and im sorry, but a MAMP server running on someones desktop is not an average hosted server.

    again look in your server logs, enable error loggijng for PHP if necessary. ALL googlable items tasks.

  5. hj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I wouldn't know how to look in my server logs if my life depended on it!...and wouldn't know what I was looking for/at anyway!

    Hey, nothing else has ever crashed on my MAMP server. What does that say?... ;)

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey, nothing else has ever crashed on my MAMP server. What does that say?... ;)

    not alot, honestly. why?

    I wouldn't know how to look in my server logs if my life depended on it!...and wouldn't know what I was looking for/at anyway!

    that :)

  7. hj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    not alot, honestly. why?

    because I've mucked about with a lot of scripts over my time, on MAMP, and never seen one break or disappear like that. It tells me that WP is flaky.

    that :)

    Yeah, well, some folk have got to be geeks I guess...

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