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  • My WordPress Blog no longer works. When I try to view the blog’s home page, it makes me download an empty .php file. When I use the control panel, I can’t access any sections or the same thing happens. I have error messages saying ‘Method not Allowed’ and ‘The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL /blog/wp-admin/index-extra.php’ all over the page.

    Is there any way to fix this, or to reinstall my blog without losing all my files?

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  • Have you done anything specific since it worked properly: upgraded wp version; added plugins; deleted/deactivated plugins; changed themes?

    Have you checked with your host to see if they upgraded versions of apache, php, mysql?

    I’ve made no changes whatsoever such as plugins or themes.

    and have just fired off an email to my host. Everything just stopped working!

    If this helps at all I’m running

    Apache 1.3.37 (Unix)
    MySQL 4.1.21-standard
    PHP 4.4.5

    But I have no idea what these things are… or what they do… or how they affect my hosting. Or what has been done to them.

    Well…. hmmm. From that list of backend programs, I’d assume that your host just upgraded php. So did mine. My installs (30+) didn’t do anything unusual.

    The other thing that can cause your “download a php file” problem is a change in the httpd.conf file setup in Apache, where .php et al aren’t listed as legitimate index files for display in the browser. So you should maybe ask your host about that.

    Oh, and while you’re at it, ask them if they did anything “unusually stringent” with the mod_security ruleset.

    Oh 2 – if you’re using Firefox, did it just upgrade itself to Mine did, which didn’t cause me the problem you’re having, but then again, browser settings are pretty personal, so yours might bork where mine didn’t….

    Oh 3 – did you just upgrade or change your AV or firewall software?

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