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WordPress Admin White Screen of Death

  • After some months of not updating my site, I decided to go in and add some entries, change theme, then back up for upgrade to 3.8. It was then I discovered I encountered the so-called Admin page White Screen of Death. Admin functions are displayed on the left, but the page is blank. My website works, but I just can’t edit it at all.

    My site is http://www.darylbullis.com and I’m using Hostmonster cPanel X. I’m a real newbie with doing any edits on the cPanel side of things, so any advice on how to get back to my Admin page to update the out of date theme, I’m all ears.

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  • I would start with disabling plugins and see if the problem persists.

    I did find this after some research;

    Try this

    take a look at your functions.php file and make sure the are NO spaces at the top or bottom.

    I found this tip here

    Can I disable plugins on the FTP site by renaming the plugins folder? I tried that, and nothing changed.

    I read here somewhere that there could be a problem with PHP and looking at the error log for today, this is what I’m getting:

    PHP error_log:
    /home2/darylbul/public_html/wp-admin/error_log:

    [20-Jan-2014 20:42:01 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Access to undeclared static property: WP_Screen::$this in /home2/darylbul/public_html/wp-admin/includes/screen.php on line 706

    [20-Jan-2014 20:47:37 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Access to undeclared static property: WP_Screen::$this in /home2/darylbul/public_html/wp-admin/includes/screen.php on line 706

    [20-Jan-2014 20:47:43 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Access to undeclared static property: WP_Screen::$this in /home2/darylbul/public_html/wp-admin/includes/screen.php on line 706

    [20-Jan-2014 22:09:23 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Access to undeclared static property: WP_Screen::$this in /home2/darylbul/public_html/wp-admin/includes/screen.php on line 706

    etc.

    I found an extra space after the closing tag in functions.php and deleted it. That didn’t help.

    I read here somewhere that there could be a problem with PHP and looking at the error log for today, this is what I’m getting:

    Can you confirm what version of PHP you’re running?

    Can you confirm what version of PHP you’re running?

    In cPanel under phpMyAdmin it says Version information: 3.4.11.1

    Is that what you’re looking for?

    n cPanel under phpMyAdmin it says Version information: 3.4.11.1

    Is that what you’re looking for?

    I think that is refering to phpmyadmin version. If I’m not mistaken phpmyadmin requires php 5.2 minimum but lets double check what version youre on.

    You can reference this link to check the version of php in CPanel.

    You can reference this link to check the version of php in CPanel.

    Thanks – php version is 5.4.24

    I decided to go in and add some entries, change theme

    Just curious have you tried changing the theme back?

    I’m still doing some research, but these are some basic troubleshooting steps we can try for now.

    Just curious have you tried changing the theme back?

    I wasn’t able to change the theme – I wanted to and that’s why I logged in so I could make that change. It’s when I logged in I saw the White Screen o’ Death.

    Judging by this post, try renaming your active theme folder to cause WP to default to the default theme.

    I renamed the active theme folder, but that didn’t activate the default theme. Going to my site now it is just blank.

    In my themes folder there is twentyeleven for the original default when I started the site. There are no other themes in there.

    I wonder if your theme is built off of twentyeleven then…

    I know you mentioned you already tried the Plugins folder trick, can you follow the steps in this link and just confirm for me it doesn’t work again;

    Followed the steps to disable plugins by changing the active_plugins option_value field to: a:0:{}

    Still a no go.

    For reference, my current theme is Fluid Blue 1.7.2

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