KIA Subtitle
Recent update white screened my site (4 posts)

  1. Jason1980
    Posted 2 years ago #


    As mentioned on twitter (sorry about that it was for quickness) I updated the plugin to the most recent update and my site stopped functioning everywhere. I am using wordpress 3.8, Thematic on thisisxbox.com

    I wasn't able to view anything nor even access the login page. It was just a blank white screen on any link. Source code revealed nothing either. When I disabled the plugin by FTP and changing the folder name my site was viewable again, but not the homepage. My homepage is a custom homepage, but all other post pages was showing random blocks of text in italic. The homepage was only displaying posts that hadn't had a subtitle input!

    I wasn't able to run debug, but I have deleted the plugin and found the old plugin files on my PC named version 1.5.2 and installed that instead. Now with version 1.5.2 my site is fully functional again and everything is as it was.


  2. helgatheviking
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    So it was the version 1.6 that caused the problem?

    Could you try putting define( 'WP_DEBUG', true ); in your wp-config.php ? If we could find the source of the error, I could fix it.

    If your homepage is breaking even while the plugin is disabled (As it automatically is when you rename the plugin folder) then you must be using the_subtitle() (or get_the_subtitle()) without a function_exists() check.

    thanks for posting this here. It's a lot easier to post back and forth, and no character limits! :)

  3. Jason1980
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry for not replying sooner, busy with work - my site is quite active and I really didn't want to take a risk activating anything or using Debug.

    Not sure how true this is, but I searched for what seems to cause the white screen of death on wordpress and it all seems to point to broken code input into the editor, or just white space above <?php code

    No one else seems to have reported this error though, and my site still continues fine with 1.5.2.

    I do have another domain with my host which I can upload the same theme files and plugins and try to replicate the error. I will do this sometime this week

  4. helgatheviking
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just activated 1.6 on a live site with no issues. Any sort of syntax error can cause a white screen error, but without debug enabled there is no way to know where the error is or even if it came from my plugin (possibly a conflict with another plugin?).

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