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  • Hello. I’m hoping someone can help. I haven’t had my WordPress blog ( long, but everything had been working fine since start-up. Until two nights ago. I went to bed with everything working just fine. When I woke up, I found that I could log in as before, and that all of my blog pages were functional, except for two very important ones:

    1) When I try to access, the WordPress header loads but nothing else does;

    2) When I try to approve comments, via, by clicking the “approve” link under the comment, approval seems to “take”. But then when I revisit the Comments page, I find that, in fact, it hasn’t. When I try to batch-approve the comment or approve via email, I get the error message:

    Error 500 – Internal server error
    An internal server error has occured!
    Please try again later.

    Please note that I’m on a PPC Mac running OS X 10.5.8. These problems persist across both the latest version of Firefox and the latest version of Safari.

    Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide.


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Try re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress

    Thanks, Esmi. Pretty sure you wouldn’t make the suggestion if this were the case, but just to make sure: Doing so won’t trash any of my content, will it?

    nope, your content is stored in your database…except file uploads which are in wp-content->uploads

    Always a good idea to keep backups of that folder

    Excellent, thanks very much, to RVoodo and esmi both.

    FYI, I’ve worked out that if I switch to another theme, my editing and comment-approving ability returns as normal. But I like Suffusion, so I’m having to switch out of that to edit and approve, and then back when I’m done. It works, but it’s cumbersome. Hopefully the solutions you’ve noted above will spare me from having to switch.

    the author of suffusion is quite active on here, and good about supporting the theme, hopefully he can help you out if need be

    Thanks, RVoodoo. I’ll drop him a line.

    I am the said author of Suffusion. I would venture a guess that there is a plugin that is not playing well with Suffusion in your case. If the suggestions above don’t work well, you can try deactivating plugins to see if there is any impact.

    I told you he was good!

    Yes, RVoodoo, he is — “good” not only as in quick but also as in savvy.

    Thanks, sayontan. I only had a single plug-in active, WordPress Automatic Upgrade version 1.2.5. I disabled it and the problem went magically away. Thank you!

    I’m very happy with Suffusion, by the way — I love the way my blog ( looks with it. I’m wondering whether you have plans to implement options for tweaking typeface aspects (font, color, styles) within a post? For example, I’d like to make the body text left-aligned, the strong text a different color from the body, the sub-heading below the blog title not in all-caps. I’m aware that much of this can be done in CSS, but I’m a writer, not a coder, and would be much more comfortable making the tweaks through Suffusion’s theme options.

    Actually you can do all of this through options, but you need to know CSS for this (I know this sounds counter-intuitive).

    What you have is an option called “Custom Styles” under Blog Features -> Custom Includes where you can put in overriding CSS styles. The difference between this and editing your CSS files directly is that this is upgrade-proof; what you put in this section is preserved between upgrades, so you have something significantly less to worry about when a new version of the theme is available. With tools like Firebug or Web Developer Extension the task of editing a style becomes fairly easy.

    Okay, that actually makes sense. I’ll give this a look. Thank you again.

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