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  • Resolved mrsrjp


    Here lately about 5-7 wp websites I’m supporting have gotten this odd white screen. It happens at all different times, sometimes when you update a page, sometimes when you edit a page, sometimes after you’ve just been logged in for a long period of time and you’re updating. There’s no solid connection between all of these sites. They all use different plugins. This is really killing us at our company trying to support this- any information we can get would be super, really great!!

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  • 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???

    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.

    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:


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


    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.



    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.



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