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WordPress Site Completely FUBARd (10 posts)

  1. geem42
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    so I installed 3.0.4 fresh onto my server, and got it working. This website is (free) for a friend of a friend, so I basically installed it, themed it, tested it, and handed it over.

    Today, he called trying to install plugins, asking what PHP5 is. I forgot to enable it through my host, so I figured quick-fix right?

    Wrong. Here's where it gets annoying:
    As soon as I enable PHP5 the entire site stops working, see here:
    http://www.carwasher.net/

    So I figured, well, this this is a free job, not payed, lets just use PHP4 plugins.

    Almost every plugin I try to install gets a Fatal Error with some PHP syntax problems. I'm guessing they all use PHP5, but don't explicitly require it.

    Also, the few plugins that were able to install AND activate, barely work. They are full of errors, or display/render incorrectly.

    As far as the server configuration, I have SEVERAL WordPress blogs installed over 3 different virtual severs, all leased by the same company. All of them work with PHP5, and they are all basically set up in the same way. The only difference is that the others are 3.0.3.

    Just for debugging I CHMODd the entire directory to 777. I wouldn't normally do this, but I wanted to see if there was some hidden permission error. Still doesn't work.

    At this point, I just cant figure it out. This is the first time I've seen a colossal failure like this.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try adding AddType x-mapp-php5 .php to the top of your WordPress .htaccess file.

  3. geem42
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try adding AddType x-mapp-php5 .php to the top of your WordPress .htaccess file.

    No luck :/

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just for debugging I CHMODd the entire directory to 777.

    If you've changed all files & folder to 777, I suggest you start changing them back. That will cause severe problems in WP.

  5. geem42
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you've changed all files & folder to 777, I suggest you start changing them back. That will cause severe problems in WP.

    Okay I changed all my folders back to 755 and all the files to 644, but still doesn't work

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you have access to server error logs? Anything in there?

  7. geem42
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you have access to server error logs? Anything in there?

    The error log shows a few missing favicon.ico and a few missing gifs from the theme. Also, someone tried to access carwasher.net/mhsxmxmgkeamk.html which is a page that doesn't exist. Other than that, nothing out of the ordinary...

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Then, other than a server issue, I'm at a loss. Try re-installing on one of the other servers.

  9. geem42
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    BUMP

    Someone please help... this has been driving me crazy for two days :(

    Any ideas?

  10. geem42
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    SOLVED! :) :) :)

    So, after hours of googling to no avail, I finally solved it.
    Posting here, in case anyone finds this thread in the future:

    Turns out, my WordPress was set up 100% correctly, however PHP 5 was broken within Apache. Since I lease my (virtual) server, I can't restart Apache, but my host did so for me, after I called tech-support.

    Works perfectly now, I guess I should have called my host earlier!

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