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  • Resolved KaRaT92


    I’ve just installed wordpress on my webspace. I configure it a little bit and wrote a post and when I wanted to watch it, I only saw a blank page. If I try to visit my site, there’s only a blank page. I only can visit /wp-admin/index.php and the admin menu. I don’t know if I have forgotten to set rights a configure something.


    I really need help!

    Edit: I got this error message all the time.

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function file_exists() in /var/www/user21/html/wp-load.php on line 24

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  • Hi

    You may not have uploaded all of the WordPress files when you installed WP. to keep things simple, try uploading WordPress again – you can overwrite what is already there. See if that clears the problem up.

    I am having the same problem. I uploaded all the word press files again. Cleared the tables in the database and tried again. I get the admin control panel so I know that word press installed. However, when I go to the site it is a blank page. I have been reading in this forum everything about this and can’t figure it out. I have installed three word press blogs before with no problems but this one is giving me this one. What am I doing wrong?



    i too have just installed wordpress.. I can see the admnin panel okay but the blog shows up as a blank white page

    please help

    blank pages are usually indicative of php errors or low php memory

    try bumping php memory to 32M
    turn on php error reporting to see what is breaking

    try resetting your theme to the default theme. Even if it already IS set to the default theme.




    its on hosted server, which i believe is failry capable and robust
    i’m unsure how to turn on php error reporting

    i tried changing/resetting the themke but no joy



    when i “view source” code on the blank page i get only the following:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “”>
    <html xmlns=””>
    <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8″ />
    <title>Ronnies Blog</title>


    Ronnie, what is the URL that is producing that view source?

    It looks like that might be a dummy index.html file in your root folder that is preventing WordPress from running – if it exists Apache will serve up that dummy file and not go looking for WordPress

    @ stvwlf
    I don’t think that is the problem or you could put index.php on the end of his url and wordpress should come up
    still say it’s a php issue



    not sure about the origin of the index file… its a prevailing index file.. which i believe was already there before i FTP’d up the wordpress files.

    should I ditch it?

    what file should the blog be running from?
    should the “view site” link from within the admin panel not be redirecting to the correct file?

    i’m going to go have a look

    thanks for your help



    maybe i should remove this index file and re-install wordpress?

    wordpress uses index.php – it must be there
    if there is an index.html it will take precedence and must be eliminated
    however, that is not your problem – so good luck


    Contact your webhost and ask how you change settings to give PHP 32mb of memory as Samboll is suggesting. That would be the next thing to do.

    In terms of PHP error reporting, look in the root folder of your WP install and see if there is an error_log file. if so see what errors are occurring.



    I did the deletion of index.htm and reinstalled… still the same.

    I have an admin control panel on my server and theres an apache error log there which displays the following:

    [Thu Apr 23 13:25:23 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/favicon.ico
    [Thu Apr 23 13:25:26 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/favicon.ico
    [Thu Apr 23 13:26:50 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/favicon.ico
    [Thu Apr 23 13:26:53 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/favicon.ico
    [Thu Apr 23 13:29:33 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/index
    [Thu Apr 23 13:33:39 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/ronniesblog
    [Thu Apr 23 13:33:44 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/public_html
    [Thu Apr 23 13:33:50 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/index
    [Thu Apr 23 13:59:54 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/favicon.ico
    [Thu Apr 23 13:59:58 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/favicon.ico
    [Thu Apr 23 14:00:06 2009] [error] [client] Directory index forbidden by Options directive: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/wp-content/themes/
    [Thu Apr 23 14:00:19 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/favicon.ico
    [Thu Apr 23 14:00:21 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/favicon.ico
    [Thu Apr 23 14:46:38 2009] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/ronniesblog/public_html/index.html



    what do you think?

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