Word press blogging platform is a very interesting thing with lots of wonderful codes. I tried to fix different problems of my blogs and the blogs of my hosted friends in which I also fixed some sites of my online friends even if I am not hosting their sites (sometimes they will pay and share their blessings to me but most of the time I’ll give my services for free). Today, I fixed one of the blogs of my friends as it has a word press white screen of death as what they call it. There are many reasons why a wp blog will encounter a white screen. One of the common reasons is because of certain plugins. So my advice to my friends is that they need to choose the plugins that they will be using. Another thing is choosing a nice theme with a nice code. The other problem with wordpress white screen is that sometimes there are some codes in the blog itself that is being wiped out or emptied.
So, today I had a hard time fixing the blog of my friend. I already deleted the themes and the plugins but it’s still having white screen. And then I remember maybe there are some folders that’s being emptied or the codes were erased but it won’t show on the error logs. When I check a certain folder, it was totally emptied. When I put back the code, reset the database, changed the username of the blog and the password, everything was fine. Her blog is back to normal again. Thanks God that I am always being guided wherever I fix blogs with problems.
Since 2008, I’ve encountered different word press blog errors on my blogs and the blogs that I’ve hosted. And this year, I’ve fixed few of my sites and my friends’ sites as well. One thing that I’ve noticed is that when the blog has errors, I thought it’s just because of some plugins but it’s not. There are many reasons why it has errors. The strangest things that I’ve encountered this year are the codes being erased or replaced and thus the cause of errors. There’s a time that the blogs didn’t have folders.
And tonight, it has wp-blog-header.php on line 14 error. I tried to fix it but the blog has nothing in it, as in it’s totally white or they call it the white screen of death. I can’t see the login and all. I tried to erase all the plugins and the themes by logging into the cPanel but it’s still not working. When I checked one of the the php folders, there was something missing in it. The folder was there but it’s empty and it’s one of the reasons why the blog won’t load.
So, what I did was to put things in that folder and change the database password hoping it would be fixed. But it’s still not working. I then uploaded a new version of word press into the folder of that particular blog and extracted it to replace the old files. After that, I changed the password of the blog so that I can access it since I don’t know the pw of my friend. I then open her blog url with the wp-login.php hoping I can access the login and change her blog theme so as to make her blog live since I deleted her current theme. And it worked.
Thanks God I fixed her two sites. I just couldn’t uninstall and reinstall her site since she doesn’t have XML files saved. It doesn’t matter though as her two blogs are fine now even if it took me more than three hours of fixing it. I am thankful to God that I am being guided with everything that I need to do.
And now it’s time for me to sleep. Happy blogging to my friend!
Note: Don’t forget to save XML files in all of your blogs. These will always save you at the right time! CIAO!