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  • I have a WP blog hosted on it’s own domain which has been functional for 1 year. However, all of a sudden, the WP formatting seems to have just dissapeared and it’s just the plain text and graphics I see.

    I contacted the host and was told that a bunch of files had their permissions set to 777, but none of those have been modified. I have no idea what it could be.

    I’ve gone in and checked all the options are set correctly, and I’ve also tried to change the template but that doesn’t make a difference!

    Anyone got any suggestions? I’m stumped!


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  • Can you give your url? probably it’s about your css file.

    Sure, it’s



    No-one knows how I can fix this?

    It looks like WP isn’t calling your theme; there’s no header, footer, css or anything.

    I would check your themes are where they should be, and if so try applying a different one temporarily to see if it fixes things.

    Tried changing themes with no luck!

    Any ideas?

    Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    There’s definitely something very odd going on. Doing a “view source” of your site shows some odd tags:

    <wordpresspost> and <wordpresscomment> which are not what I’d expect to see. There’s none of the normal header stuff, or any page structure at all. I know your host said no files had been changed, but it’s pretty clear that something has been mangled somewhere.

    At this point, I’d do the following:

    1. Take a backup of all the files currently on the server and your database
    2. Upload a fresh copy of WordPress. Start with 1.5.2, which you can get from here
    3. Make sure you have the correct wp-config.php file up there!
    4. Run upgrade.php ( if you were previously running an older version, otherwise go straight to
    5. Report back here to let us know if that made any difference

    Drastic solution I know, but what about backing everything up , deleting, then re-installing?

    Sorry – must’ve posted this just after LesBessant.

    Was gonna do this but thought someone here might have a less drastic solution. If not, how can I make this process as safe as possible, I really can’t afford to lose anything!


    Uh, any chance you have an index.html residing in your root directory, and any chance that happens to be your Blogger import file?

    EDIT: Nope, looks like you overwrote the index.php in your root dir. Try reuploading that index.php from the WordPress install.

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