What does 2.7 require that 2.6 doesn't? (5 posts)

  1. figaro
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I spent a few hours trying to get 2.7 installed on a Windows system...I know, but continue reading ;-)

    The server meets the php and mysql requirements for wordpress as stated in the docs. Here is basically what happens.

    1. FTP WP files...check...
    2. Create db and user...check...
    3. Connect to WP install page through browser...check...
    4. Get the screens to Name Blog, Enter email address...check...
    5. Get the screen displaying admin username and password...check...

    Here is where things fall apart...

    6. Click to login...blank screen...
    7. Click to view homepage of blog...blank screen...

    Basically, nothing works after I get the admin user and password. I check the db and all tables are set-up correctly. File and directory permissions and ownerships are all good.

    The real strange thing is this, I can install WP 2.6.5 and it works fine. I even tried installing 2.6.5 and then upgrading that to 2.7...just get a blank screen at login and homepage of blog.

    Clearly, 2.7 requires something that 2.6 doesn't...anyone know what that might be?? I can't find anything about this in the docs or forums.


  2. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I know it makes no sense but I thought I read about success sometimes using PHP 5 rather than PHP 4 (or was it the reverse?).

  3. figaro
    Posted 6 years ago #

    May have been the reverse...the site is running php 5. Strange...

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How about unreported 'maxing' out PHP memory?

  5. figaro
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Could be...I didn't see anything in the logs to indicate this (but maybe it's not reporting it)...I also didn't go through all the php settings.

    The person I was helping had her blog crash a while back and really needed to get it back up by mid week...she is happy with the 2.6 install, so I may need to dig around a bit more and test this out on my own machine just to satisfy my own curiosity.

    Thanks for the tips.

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