[resolved] Blank Content Pages (index.php and admin are fine) (8 posts)

  1. noreeeen
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi everyone. I'm am a newbie to wordpress and php so please bear with me. I've been searching through the codex, these forums, and google for the past few days looking for answers but I haven't found any.

    I have installed wordpress 1.5 for the second time at http://noreen.sunday51.org/index.php . The first time was an experiment, kind of. With the default theme and then with a theme I installed, everything worked perfectly. Then, suddenly all of my content pages and comment pages stopped showing up (they are just blank pages with almost nothing in the source). I also installed a few plugins, and I can't remember whether this problem started before or after them. As well, I was messing around with the permalink option and ended up with a 500 error page for everything. I read support here and someone mentioned to delete htacces, which i did...but then I had no idea what to do after that.

    I decided to uninstall wordpress and try again. I removed all files from /noreen, and all the wordpress tables were deleted from the database.

    My problem now is that even with a fresh install of wordpress, none of my content or comment pages show up. I have no idea what I should do next.

    I would very much appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction. Please keep in mind that I don't understand php all that well, and thank you in advance...I'm just so lost with this right now.


  2. IAMalik
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is just a theory. I noticed it's calling index.php, which isn't normal. WP usually adds a mod rewrite function that customizes that out. you can see all your pages if you just add index.php to it.

    For example,
    does not show but

    I think the problem is that the posts and page links are calling to the links without index.php. So try this.

    In your wordpress folder create a file called .htaccess
    (if it doesn't exist already)

    put this in it:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /home/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /home/index.php

    # END WordPress

    and save.
    hope that helps.


  3. noreeeen
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi Imran, thank you the reply.

    /noreen didn't have a .htaccess file in it, so I created it with the code that you wrote. Now, all my pages are "Internal Server Error"s. Any idea of what to do next?

    Thank you so much.


  4. Direkt
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If that's occuring it ( your server ) probably doesn't have mod_rewrite enabled, so do remove that, as it won't be helping much.

  5. Direkt
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So, it's a completely fresh install right, the entire installation of the previous WordPress is gone, correct?

  6. noreeeen
    Posted 9 years ago #

    From what I know, yes. I deleted everything in /noreen, and then the host of my subdomain followed the instructions here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/56894?replies=2 to delete the wordpress tables.

    Do you think the permalinks thing might help? I don't know if I know what i'm talking about, but as the page says "For the above to work you must have something called mod_rewrite installed on your server. (Ask your host.) If that isn’t available, you can prefix the structure with /index.php/ ."
    Because, er, it doesn't do the index.php thing to begin with, as Imran said?
    Or my idea totally off, and is there something else I should be doing?

    Thank you

  7. noreeeen
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay, when I do the Permalink think by adding "/index.php/" followed by whatever else, like "/index.php/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/", it yields working linked pages (eg. http://noreen.sunday51.org/index.php/hello/). Why does this work? Is there anything I can do to make these links look more aesthetically pleasing? Every single link has /index.php/ in it...is it supposed to be that way?

    Why didn't it work to begin with? I want to keep the default linking structure.

    Thank you.

  8. noreeeen
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay, so since my server apparently doesn't have mod_rewrite, the permalinks must contain index.php, am I correct? If that is the case, how do I make it so my Pages links don't contain index.php...or is this not possible?

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