Weird, man, weird...
I've been working on a WP site using MAMP on a Mac, a local installation. Been getting to grips with all the widgets needed, recoding here and there, tweaking the CSS....many hours invested.
Yesterday, WordPress just completely disappeared! I came to work on it in the evening and it's not at the URL anymore, just a totally blank page. Can't get the admin, nothing. Blank. The page is white. Tried all sorts of file-call URLs but nothing, and I mean NOTHING!
I had no alternative but to download and fresh install another WordPress instance, thought I might as well get 2.8.6. Installed it no problem, got the page up, started to amend all the stuff I'd already spent hours amending....went to bed, quit the browser but left the Mac running in 'sleep' mode (I always do)....and guess what? Instance 2 of WP has also completely disappeared, just blank page at the url, can't get the admin, zilch.
Browser cache has been emptied, history chucked, Mac rebooted, MAMP rebooted, all the tricks. But nothing. The database and all the files are sitting there pretty as ever...but they're just dead.
All other scripts on the MAMP installation work as usual (and I'm talking 20+ scripts including EE, pMachine, Dokuwiki, Flex, Risearch, CMSimple, X-News etc. etc. All ticketyboo.
Where the dickens is WordPress!!