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  • Resolved janoshon


    Hello. I just upgraded a rather messy WP 2.0 to WP 2.5.1, deleting all the files. The problem is that after the install I can’t access themes.php and plugins.php. The only think I get on Firefox is a white page, on Safari I get “Safari can’t open the page because the server unexpectedly dropped the connection, which sometimes occurs when the server is busy. You might be able to open the page later.”

    Otherwise things seem to be working ok, there’s no white page issue with posting new articles etc.

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  • Ok. Managed to fix the themes.php-part by deleting all the theme directories apart from the one that was in use. The plugin-problem still persists. Any ideas?

    Hehe, well, this is turning into a bit of a monologue, but hopefully this is of help to someone – I managed to get the plugin.php-page to work, as long as I don’t have any plugins in the directory. Whenever I add any in there, the white page problem comes back.

    Ok, managed to make it work for a moment by adding .htaccess -file to the blog root with “php_value memory_limit 16M”. I got akismet to show up correctly, but when I tried to add more plugins, the problem came back.

    I also tried running /plugins.php?deactivate-all=true

    Right, the weirdest thing – I gave up, didn’t touch the blog over the weekend and on Monday morning the plugins worked as they should. Nobody had tweaked anything on the server, so hard to say what this was all about.

    It’s an out of memory problem. PHP5 has a memory limit. Up the memory limit by adding the below line to the very top of your site’s root .htaccess file to resolve this problem.

    php_value memory_limit 1000M

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