[resolved] [closed] White Screen of death (38 posts)

  1. photocurio
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had this issue, it was driving me nuts! I solved it by taking white space out of my function file. specifically, it is the white space between php tags.

  2. Rich-r
    Posted 5 years ago #

    when I went into my editor and opened the theme fucction php, that was white screened as well. I deactivated all my plugins and took care of the problem some what. The seo plugin seems to be creating the problem, I updated it and the plugin still doesn't seem to work correctly. I noticed there wasn't a update button showing and at the top of the screen it says I have to activate it, but it is working,
    got me???

  3. tobimanori
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the white screen after I click run the installation.

    I've tried:
    - renaming plugins / themes
    - defining bigger memory in wp-config

    I also tried removing white space in functions.php (how exactly is this to be done?)

    Nothing worked so far.

  4. photocurio
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I first got the WSOD after editing my functions file. I had left white space, or perhaps blank lines between php tags, like this:


    Changing to this solved my problem:

  5. Rich-r
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank You Photocurio for your advice, the thing is I didn't edit my functions file.


  6. Rich-r
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Tobimanori, I found one of my mistakes I made on one of my blogs, Seems Really stupid.
    I had two plugins doing almost the same thing, I was using the
    Akismet and the spam free plugin. I deleted the spam free plugin and now everything is working ok. Obviously these two are not compatiable with my theme.

  7. sacheie
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I recently witnessed a "white screen of death" scenario that I have not seen documented anywhere among the various threads and posts on the subject.

    On a blog that had not been touched in many months, the admin tried to login and found wp-login was a white screen. The blog itself was fine, but the admin pages were all inaccessible.

    Looking into the matter I found every .php file in the site's "blog" directory tree had a strange call to eval prepended to the top of the file. It looks like this:

    <?php /**/eval base64_decode('aWYoZnVu...')

    The base 64 string continues at great length.
    A string like this appeared at the top of every .php file in the distribution! After removing them all, the site worked fine again.

    There are 2 things I really want to know about this episode:

    1) How did this problem occur out of nowhere during months when the admin did not touch the site?

    2) What could write such a string? I have heard of theme developers putting some base 64 code in their themes, but this line was at the top of *every* php file, including things deep inside the includes, etc.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

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