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  • Resolved lynelca

    (@lynelca)


    I”m at my wits end with this error. After getting the White Screen of Death after upgrading to 3.4.2 (auto upgrade), I went through the manual upgrade:

    • emptied plugins directory
    • remove all themes
    • ftp’ed all wp_* files are recommended in wordpress manual upgrade

    So it is now a clean upgrade to 3.4.2 with only two themes, twentyten and twentyeleven and still get the White screen of Death when accessing the wp-admin. I removed the twentyeleven theme and now I get the dashboard but when choosing twentyten as my theme, the WSOD is back. No plugins except for Askimet.

    What could be going wrong? Should I install an older version, like 3.4?
    thanks.

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  • Max

    (@clementsm)

    What does your system error log say?

    The PHP error log has a list of
    PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted

    starting with:

    [03-Oct-2012 16:55:09] PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 122880 bytes) in /home1/podiumin/public_html/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php on line 675

    thanks for the help!

    Thanks for asking me to look at the logs.

    I upped my memory limit to 128M in both php.ini and wp-config.php

    Still not sure why it needed so much memory to just run the wordpress themes twentyten and twentyeleven – but that’s another problem.

    I was able to also re-install my theme and get the site up and working again.

    Max

    (@clementsm)

    I find most times the default PHP memory setting are insufficient. I have mine at 256MB on all my installs these days.

    thanks again. Can’t believe I didn’t look at the logs before spending hours trying other stuff!

    I’ll keep closer tabs on them from now on.

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