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  • The site was working fine a few days ago and now it only shows the RSS feed. I tried replacing my index.php with no luck.

    Has this happened to anyone and can someone please tell me how to fix this? I cannot even get into my back end wp-admin as just my RSS feed shows.

    I did not add any new plugins lately.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Moderator Steve Stern


    Support Team Volunteer

    Your site looks fine to me!

    I see a category to the RSS feed that is showing. Makes me wonder if your htaccess file and/or permalink structure is messed up somehow.

    If it was me I’d rename my plugins file temporarily via ftp or the CP to shutdown all the plugins and then try to get into the admin and refresh my permalinks.

    If you had setup the install in its own directory you’ll probably have two htaccess files… one in the root and one in the installation directory. Look those over carefully.

    I hope you have a fairly current backup… you might need to install that if all else fails.

    Moderator Steve Stern


    Support Team Volunteer

    Hmmm… today I get the RSS.

    This may be a plugin or theme conflict. Please attempt to disable all plugins, and use one of the default (Twenty*) themes. If the problem goes away, enable them one by one to identify the source of your troubles.

    If you can install plugins, install “Health Check”: On the troubleshooting tab, you can click the button to disable all plugins and change the theme for you, while you’re still logged in, without affecting normal visitors to your site.


    Thanks. Before I opened this post on the forums, I did what @jnashhawkins said renamed my plugins directory to _plugins, but no luck. I will Steve said and rename the current themes folder to default to the twenty theme.

    I will report back afterwards.


    I wasn’t real convinced about the plugins myself but felt like eliminating those was a good start.

    A theme issue might cause this, too. as @sterndata suggested.

    I’d still take a good look at my htaccess rules and refresh those permalinks once I can get into admin.

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