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I get the Admin Log in screen – Then Blank… Pls Help

  • Hi, I’ve just installed WM on my site uploaded in ASCII and connected to the DB. when I go to the index page for the blog I get the blog up on the screen. When I log into the admin screen after entering the pass word etc. I just get a blank screen. The error lof on my server side reads
    [Mon Nov 14 20:53:45 2011] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/XXXXXXXXX/public_html/404.shtml.
    I’ve tried renaming the plugins folder and the themes folder with no joy.
    Please help if you can

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  • You will need to upload files again as they have corrupted when you uploaded.

    Uploaded whole site again and still the same issues. using ipswitch to upload in ASCII with a server backend running cPanel File Manager v3


    HI Turan, don’t know if you fixed your problem, but I just spent the better part of the day muddling my way through all the forums’ suggestions on how to eliminate the “white screen of death” after login. Finally came up with my own fix for the same problem.

    I’m running a child theme of Thematic. In the child theme’s folder, I first downloaded a backup up my functions.php file for safekeeping, then deleted the functions.php file so it would default to the Thematic functions.php file instead. Eliminating my child theme’s functions.php file did the trick.

    Hope this saves someone a few hours of headache.


    If you are using a theme or any plugins be sure to reset them to the default theme and deactivate all plugins. Somehow though it sounds like this issue is right from the initial installation. If you are using cPanel, you can see if you have a third party installer as Fantastico or Installatron. Many hosting providers will provide those free of charge.

    If not, try uploading the files using FTP or file manager in cPanel.

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