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  • I can’t believe this. I was merely updating my permalinks structure today and when I clicked update I got a white screen stating this error:
    “500 Server Error
    A misconfiguration on the server caused a hiccup. Check the server logs, fix the problem, then try again.”

    Now when I try to access my blog or login or do anything with my blog, I get a “page cannot be displayed” page with “HTTP 500 internal server error” showing up in the title bar.

    What do I do now? I have spent a massive amount of time on my blog and all my files seem to still be on the server. Can anyone determine anything from the .htaccess file or even error_log possibly?

    I can’t believe this has happened. My blog address is , but nothing is up currently.

    Desparately seeking help,

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  • anyone have any ideas?

    I’d do what the message says and check your server logs. They’re usually fairly descriptive. It’d be something silly like a misplaced period or whitespace where it shouldn’t be.

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