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  • My website loads just fine, everything appears normal, but when I click anywhere to edit something, the new page is blank and never loads. I’ve tried going to my admin login page but that doesn’t load either. I thought at first that this was a temporary problem, but it has been a few days now (or maybe longer, I hadn’t tried to edit anything in a little while).

    Please note, the version I’m saying I’m using is to the best of my recollection. I’m not sure how to check which version I’m using without logging in, and, well, since those pages won’t load…

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  • Just some additional information, I tried to update my WordPress version via Bluehost, which is my hosting site. It was 3.3 before and I updated to 3.4.1, and the problem persists. I noticed similar posts in the forum from up to a couple years, some of which never seemed to have been resolved, but they all said they’ve made some change recently. I had not updated my site in a couple of weeks when I first noticed this problem and I can’t think of anything that would have done this.
    I have no access to any site stats, edit pages, control panel, login page etc. They all just come up as blank white pages. I’m using Safari but I’ve tried Firefox as well, and found the same problem. I’ve also tried a different computer.

    When this started, I went to my login page, which loaded, entered my information and logged in. The control panel then didn’t load, and ever since the login page hasn’t loaded either. is my site, although the page itself loads just fine.

    When you get a blank page like that it is almost always a php error. You can edit your wp-config.php and change:

    define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);
    define(‘WP_DEBUG’, true);

    This will make it so you can see the error you are getting (it will be displayed when you go to the page, instead of the blank screen). You will want to change that back as soon as you are done since that is a security risk. Bluehost has a tutorial on how to fix most of the errors. Here it is:

    I have been having a similar problem for over two weeks now. Initially content would disappear from the Yoast SEO plugin meta description box when I saved the post. I then started experiencing the same thing when I entered content in the settings page of the events manager plugin. I unistalled both of these plugins then re-installed them but that didn’t help. I have now started loosing content from the wordpress editor. When I go to edit a post or page, I can see the content for a split second then its gone so I can’t now add content or make any changes to existing posts and pages. I tried the solution suggested above (although my host is Heart Internet). The content showed for a while and I was able to edit three articles before it started again. I have now changed:

    define(‘WP_DEBUG’, true);
    back to
    define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);

    If anyone can help I would really appreciate it as I am now stuck. My website is




    Unfortunately the WP_DEBUG option is only really helpful if your site is not loading due to errors. This is because it has more time for you to see the error since the site won’t load at all. In your situation Flo_bsh, I would have to suggest you contact your host to see where they keep their error logs. All php errors should be recorded there, that will give you a better idea of what is going on.



    If you are using yoast seo plugin. Rename the plugin directory via ftp. BTW: yoast already fixed the issue and released an updated version.

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