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  • Resolved lashawnda


    Hi, I was trying to add a signature to my blog yesterday. I found some code on one of the forums. I was successful in adding the signature, but then I got fancy and tried to add additional code for a shadow box for the text and italicize/bold the text. When I hit “update” my blog disappeared – the screen went blank (white). Now when I type in my url I only get a blank page. Is there anyway to reverse this? Does WordPress have “restore” points?

    My site is:

    Your help will be much appreciated!

    Thanks in advance,


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  • DXigner Resources


    Few reason that may cause a WordPress site become blank page.
    1) Changes of path name, I.e wp-content & wp-includes
    2) Error of configuration which cause disconnection between index.php and wp-content or wp-includes.
    3) Wrong coding which effect the WordPress root coding, usually if there’s wrong coding in theme file, it will appear error notice instead of white screen. So I guess u have change something in root folder or wp-includes.

    There’s no restore button (or maybe it does, but I can’t find). The only way is backup your WordPress database (I.e using phpmyadmin to export the wp database). Then
    Remove and reinstall your WordPress. If you’re using auto database creation. Back to the new WordPress database, remove all the existing database table (make it into empty) and import your back up database.

    Your existing settings, post and page should be restored. But you need to find back the theme. If your theme is working fine, use FTP to make a backup copy of your theme before you remove the faulty WordPress. After reinstall, transfer the backup theme back to your wp-content/theme . Back to appearance and active
    It back.

    Hope this is clear and help!

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    Big Bagel


    What file were you editing? You can use an FTP client to access the files of your site and remove the code you added or replace the entire file/theme with a fresh copy.



    Hi, Thanks DXigner Resources adn Big Bagel for your replies.

    DXigner, I’m afraid your suggestion is way over my head. I’m sure I inputted the code incorrectly. My WordPress blog is through my yahoo webhosting account. I spent last night exploring my pages there. I will review your suggestion line by line and hope I don’t mess it up any further. Did you have a link? It’s not showing.

    Big Bagel, I believe I was in the functions.php in the editor. I will follow your link.

    Thanks, again!



    THANKS to you BOTH! I have resolved my issue and my website is restored and visible!

    Your instructions are very much appreaciated!



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