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  • Ok, I’m loading up quite a few plugins on this site, and having some MAJOR problems. It seems I can get through activating about 10 plugins (doesn’t matter what plug, what order) and I’ll get either:

    A) A completely blank page with some error code in the URL or
    B) A Manage Plugins screen that has nothing viewable below “Manage Plugins”

    This is driving me nuts because I literally have to wipe the database and reinstall the site. HELP!

    PS: Selecting ALL the plugins and setting the bulk action to Activate also blows up – again, it doesn’t matter how many plugins, or what plugins

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Not all plugins are compatible with WP2.8. Activate them one at a time and check both the Admin area and the public site thoroughly before moving onto the next one. If you hit a problem, deactivate and then delete the last plugin you activated.

    Thanks for the help. Problem is that I even ran into a problem with the NextGen gallery – probably the most useable plugin out there. I have been checking compatability of the plugins to make sure they’re ok with 2.8.4 as well.

    Please see my original description of the problem. When it does blow up, I get no screen, or I get a plugin management screen with side menus and the title only – no plugin listing where I could disable the plugin if I wanted to.

    Is there a way to MANUALLY disable/uninstall the plugin when this occurs so I don’t have to go through the trouble of reloading the site AGAIN?



    Forum Moderator

    Try resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin. Or, if you know which plugin might be causing the problem, try just renaming that plugin folder via FTP.

    Thanks for the info! Is there any way to debug the process? It seems that it’s not a case of one particular plugin causing the problem, but perhaps a combination, or even a problem with my host – although I’ve got an unlimited plan with them.

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