Support » Plugin: Akismet Anti-Spam » Caused White Screen of Death

  • Resolved spiritedgrowth


    PRIOR to install of 4.9.1, I updated my plug-ins and got the “white screen of death.” Deactivating Akismet Anti Spam 4.0.1 got my website back. It’s currently deactivated. What are my next steps?

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  • Plugin Author Christopher Finke


    Are you able to check your fatal error log? (Or if you’re not familiar with the procedure, ask your webhost for the log of any fatal errors from around the time that you updated your plug-ins.) That should show the error that caused the WSOD.

    Alternatively, you could enable the display of errors by adding this to wp-config.php:

    define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, true );
    define( ‘WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY’, true );

    Add those lines, then re-enable Akismet and see if you get an error message. You can then disable Akismet and remove those lines.

    Let me know what you find out.

    Plugin Author Christopher Finke


    @spiritedgrowth Were you able to find out any more information?

    Marked as resolved, since there were no further replies or follow ups.

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