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    So last night I posted on my wordpress blog ( and this morning I can’t access it at all. I can’t get to my login screen, I can’t get to my blog posts, I can’t get to my pages. I have NO idea what to do.. I tried reading other blogs with the similar errors and all I seem to find is solutions that take place once you’ve reached the admin page, which I cannot do.

    Can someone help me please?

    Thank you a million times over.


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  • I am also having the same problem for two of my wordpress blogs. no access to admin nor blog itself

    I did the automatic update to latest WP and it worked yesterday, but today I get:
    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    what site do you host your website on.

    I use godaddy and I wonder if that has something to do with it.

    my error message is:
    “500 – Internal server error.
    There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.”

    I’m have wordpress 2.9.2 (and had my blog for over 8 months) and have never had a server error until today.

    Ok…something’s going on. I use Racknine (which I believe is owned by GoDaddy), and my blogs have the same errors.

    They were functional this morning, but as of 1pm EDT, the sites are blown away.

    btw…my sites are


    This error occured due to these:

    – The file permissions for your WordPress files is incorrect. Hence, assigned 755 recursive permissions to wp-content folder of your blog.

    – One of the rules in your WordPress .htaccess file. may be incorrect. Hence, delete and recreate the htaccess file and add this code in htaccess:

    ` # BEGIN WordPress

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress`


    Shane G.

    how do I locate the .htaccess file?

    Ya…sorry, feel kinda dumb here. But I’m not sure how to change the permissions beyond “web visible”…and I cannot find an htaccess file…

    I have two blogs on godaddy and they are both down now. Like evikn said, since about 1pm edt.

    so this could just be a godaddy issue? I can’t imagine all of our sites would stop working at the same time..

    would it be helpful to call godaddy directly and ask or are we just SOL.

    evikn: I can’t figure out how to do it either. :p

    Hey, I just called godaddy, and they said that they are having issues with thier servers. They’ve got someone working on it now, and the problem should be solved soon. I started having the same problem with a blog that I created for our business too (

    So in the famous words of Douglas Adams, Don’t Panic.


    to change the permissions in godaddy, you click the file and then select permissions. You can change the permissions there, somewhat.

    To do proper permissions changes, you need ftp software like filezilla.

    Also, if many sites are going down, I would call godaddy
    (just a note…all my godaddy sites are fine…..but….I’m sure we are on different servers)

    crazy…i changed global permissions to one site, and it came back…

    I’m just going to wait a few hours and see what happens. Sheesh!

    It just seems to be the server with the wordpress blogs.. Our regular site seems to be fine too

    My .Net apps are all up too. WP is down. Hopefully we are back up soon.

    I am having the same exact problem as Marla. I can’t access my WP login screen nor can I access my blog page. I already did some trouble shooting, I don’t have an .htacess file, I unistalled plug-ins, I hope I don’t need to re-install wp, since I just got my page looking the way I wanted it! Okay I just saw kdbratchers post, that was my next step to call Go Daddy. I am glad I am not the only one having trouble though I wish none of us were!

    try your site now — mine just started working again. I have no idea how, must have been a server issue. but try again now.

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