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  • I upgraded to 2.8.6 and both my blog and admin screen give me white screens. Not sure what to do. Is there an easy solution to this?? Should I call my web hosting company?

    Pls help – I need it.

    Thanks in advance.


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  • i tried renaming plugins folder to plugin.hold and created new folder plugins. I still could not go into admin screens.

    I have researched other posts but do not no where to go next.

    If you did an automatic upgrade, it could be incomplete. Try to upload the new files manually.

    Also, check wp-config.php, that there is no carriage return at the end of the file, after the closing ?>
    (I’ve just become aware recently that the new version doesn’t even have the closing ?> tag for this reason)
    You could transfer the data into the new wp-config-sample.php (then take the -sample out)

    Thanks for the reply and thanks in advance for your patience.

    1. I do not know how to upload new files manually – is there some instructions for this?
    2. I checked the wp-config file and below are the last few lines of the file.
    3. How do I transfer data into a new wp-config file. I know how to rename existing file, but can I just plug in new file? Pls explain.

    last lines of wp-config.
    $table_prefix = ‘wp_’;

    * WordPress Localized Language, defaults to English.
    * Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the chosen
    * language must be installed to wp-content/languages. For example, install
    * to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to ‘de’ to enable German
    * language support.
    define (‘WPLANG’, ”);

    /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    /** WordPress absolute path to the WordPress directory. */
    if ( !defined(‘ABSPATH’) )
    define(‘ABSPATH’, dirname(__FILE__) . ‘/’);

    /** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */
    require_once(ABSPATH . ‘wp-settings.php’);

    To upload the files manually, you can use a FTP client like the free Filezilla

    By transferring data into the new config file, I meant to open config-sample.php of the latest version of WP that you download manually
    fill in the blanks, with the info from the old config.php, then upload it and rename it config.php (take the -sample part out)

    But from the last line of the file you posted, it looks like you already have the latest version with the missing ?> tag

    I’d try to upload the files manually first, and make sure that you don’t overwrite custom themes, images folders, or the like! Backup any custom files or directories you have.

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