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  • Hi all,

    First post.

    I’m real new to PHP and wordpress and I just did a bad thing.

    I changed my index.php <?php the_content(‘Find out more about this—> »’); ?>

    To ‘Read More’ and after I uploaded the page my entire blog went blank. Like I said I am extremely new (1.5 days) so any help would be greatly appreciated. I don’t know if if I broke the wordpress index.php or the kubrick theme index.php…I just know I broke something.

    Here’s the page:

    Let me know if I need to post more.



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  • So, which index did you edit? The one in the WP root or the one in the theme file?

    And as a rule of thumb for the future: NEVER touch a template files before making a backup copy. If you missed this, just download WP again and upload the un-altered theme index file to its location.




    Upload an unchanged, unedited by you, index.php from within the zip?

    thats a rhetorical question, not a question to you moshu (you just beat me to the answer) 🙂

    Thank you.

    I uploaded the unaltered theme index file but the blog remains blank.

    Is there a way to reload an unaltered WP index file?


    If you edited the WP root index, too (which you shouldn’t!) – in the same way as you did with the index of the theme… upload that file, too. How did you upload the themeindex?

    Thanks whooami,

    still blank though…..


    moshu: I used Dreamweaver to edit my theme index.php file and uploaded it with Smart FTP.

    I currently have the wp-root index file from the download uploaded and the theme/default/index.php file loaded in that directory.

    I’m not getting an error (well outside of the whole blank page thing I mean).

    Thanks guys.


    I hope you used your DW in “code” mode – otherwise it always screws up any WP file!

    Check if your theme is actiavted.
    Also, try to delete the /cache/ folder under /wp-content.

    Yeah I was in code mode Moshu (whew).

    I don’t have a cache folder and when I go to my admin

    it’s blank too.


    I think I killed it.


    I think I’ll have the guy who installed it re-install for me tomorrow.

    I appreciate your time.

    Next time I’ll back up….twice.

    I’ll let you know when it’s back.



    I don’t think that the only thing you did was editing the theme file. Obviously something else happended, too – it’s just difficult the figure out what exactly happened.

    However, if this is a brand new blog, I’d just delete all the files and upload a new set of WP files or, if there were no posts – just do a fresh install.

    Yeah Moshu I agree. I have no idea what I did still. It was bad though and I’m terrified of doing it again. My friend reloaded WP for me and I rebuilt most of what I had yesterday.

    I appreciate all the help. It’s great when a board lets a noob be a noob.

    I’ll be around.



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