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  • Resolved SuneRadich

    (@suneradich)


    Today I downloaded the newest version of WordPress and attempted to update the old version I had.

    I did the update a little too quick I think because I accidently deleted the old wp-config.php file (and no backup). I then removed all the old files and uploaded the ones from the zip.

    I then edited the sample config file and added my DB information. But now, no matter what I try all I can get is a blank page.

    I get a blank page when viewing the blog, when trying to access the wp-admin part, or when trying to run wp-admin/upgrade.php

    I’ve searched the new for similar problems and I’ve seen people suggest that you:
    1) Disable plugins – but how do I do that when I cant access the admin interface?
    2) Delete the theme I had selected – I did that, no change.
    3) Reupload all the files to rule out corrupt fileupload – I did that also, twice, no change.

    The database info in the config file is correct, if I change any of it, WordPress immidiately reports that it cant connect correctly.

    Can anyone help me out, or did I just lose my blog?

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  • Try downloading your plugins, and then deleting the plugins directory. Simply renaming it would work, but that has caused an error with me before.

    I just tried that, no change :-/

    Just an update, I found out what was causing the problem – or at least what I believe is the culprit.

    The lines

    define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);
    define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

    that have been added to the config file in the recent update caused my old blog to show the white pages. As soon as I removed those two lines, I could upgrade my database, and my blog came back to life.

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