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White Screen on Update

  • I’ve got WordPress installed locally and it’s running fine except whenever I click update on a Page or Post, I get a white screen, forcing me to refresh and remove everything except “localhost:888/wp-admin” from the address in order to see my admin panel. This also happens when saving changes in the Settings panels. I’ve worked with WordPress locally lots before, but have never encountered this. I’ve tried re-installing it twice to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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  • I should mention that I’m using a child theme of Twenty Eleven – if that helps.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    What happens if you use the unedited parent theme?

    Same thing. I suspect it’s not theme-related.

    Oh wait, I take that back. Twenty Eleven, unedited, does work.

    So what, in my child-theme would cause the white screen? The only changes I’ve made so far are to the site generator line in footer.php, and the size of the header photo in the functions.php file. And I’ve made style changes to the css.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    It’s impossible to say for sure but anything in your child’s function.php file has to be top of the list.

    The only way to find out what is causing a problem is check server error log.

    If you can not find from there try

    First check if you do not have have any blank space before <?php
    in wp-config.php if there is none then try and add this code in next line

    error_reporting(E_ALL); ini_set(‘display_errors’, 1);

    In addition, add the following code above (if you do not have the debug line)
    /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */ :
    define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, true);

    See what error you get.

    once you found the error replace the file and delete the line you added and change true to false

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