Stumbled upon an error: WordPress admin pages just went blank. No error reports, nothing. Discovered two possible reasons for it:
- corrupted WordPress files.
- White space after last entry in wp-config.php file.
If files are corrupted (incomplete uploads, for example): just use good ftp client, upload again. If curious: I use FireFTP for Firefox addon.
Take notice that files can be corrupted by malicious code too. In that case, change your passwords before uploading new versions of files.
If it doesn’t help: check your wp-config.php file. Notepad++ is good for that. If you see white-space and / or endline characters at the end of your file, delete them.
After reading a post on weblogtoolscollection.com about checklists for WordPress installs.
Note: This list shows some pointers for your WordPress install, nothing else and, it is a subject to change.
- Change table prefix to differ from the default one for your WordPress installation (wp-config.php file). To mitigate zero-day SQL Injection attacks.
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While trying to install WordPress MU in a subdirectory, you may come across an error:
There doesn’t seem to be a
wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started.
I did come across it. There is a button: Create a Configuration File, I clicked on it, but nothing happened.
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