Repost: Blank screen in theme that works ok elsewhere, misposted to "Themes" (3 posts)

  1. petersig
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The Themes support forum is for CSS and XHTML issues, not mine. I've waited a day, and no response. Is it now ok to repost?
    Here's the problem:

    I am using WP 2.1.2, recently installed. The two blogs in question are reviews.memoirista.com and process.memoirista.com.

    Both blogs use the same theme, RockinNewspaper for Adsense 3Col 1, by Cory Miller. One of the blogs, the Reviews Blog, had installed a little funny, around Thursday. Yesterday it went blank--typed in the URI and got a blank screen with "done" in the lower left corner. The Dashboard comes up when I type WP-admin, and all the (two) posts are shown in the Manage section, so content is not lost.

    The companion blog, process.memoirista.com, is running fine.

    Today, not only did the "reviews" blog show a blank face to the world, but also the image of the theme showed a "broken image" icon in the upper left, instead of the minimal image for the theme that's available at the "process" blog site.

    I have tried the kubrick and classic themes. They do not load and show my content, either.

    I have checked with WHM for my sites, and I do see some greater amount of traffic for the "reviews" blog than I would expect.

    Again, the two blogs have an identical theme. One is working, one is not. I'm puzzled.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can offer on this problem.

  2. petersig
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have done my homework and checked other queries on the keyword "blank." None of the threads seems to have, or to answer, the problem I am experiencing. It seems that such problems have eluded easy solutions in the past, yet I hope I can get some support that will help me solve this problem. I've done what I know how to do, but still have one functioning blog, and one nonfunctioning blog.

  3. petersig
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I answered my own questions--or at least Hostgator did. I sent them the same message as above, and they had fixed it within two hours. Here's what they found:

    It appears that the reviews directory was missing the .htaccess file, so by default it was reading the index.html file located there, which is blank. I've create the .htaccess file and set the directory index to be index.php. It looks to be working now.

    He didn't address the broken link to the theme file in the Dashboard; since I have that in the "process" blog, it's not necessary to have it show up visually.

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