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Blank Admin and FrontEnd with new blog (6 posts)

  1. nicktank
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    First of all, I am awaiting php error logs from the network team where I work so those are not immediately available (they leave earlier than i do). Here is the problem:

    I am the blog administrator for blog network of about 100 blogs. We are currently running WPMU 2.7.1. A few weeks ago we upgraded to 2.8.1 and everything went haywire. There were multiple bugs and compatibility issues so we reverted to 2.7.1. Since then I haven't noticed any major problems until today. I created several blogs and each of them have a blank FrontEnd and admin screen. This is only a problem with newly created blogs.

    I have removed all plugings and mu-plugins with no results.

    I can access the "edit" screen of the blog in the "blogs" table in the admin of an existing blog just fine, but the actual backend is a blank screen.

    I will be getting error logs and MySQL info over the next day or so but was hoping that someone has seen this issue before.

    This is a subdirectory installation, you can find one of the problem blogs here http://blog.newsok.com/test4

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Check the database and see if it created all the tables. Ran into a similar issue.

  3. nicktank
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Just checked and new tables are being created:

    wp_198_comments

    wp_198_links

    wp_198_options

    wp_198_postmeta

    wp_198_posts

    wp_198_term_relationships

    wp_198_term_taxonomy

    wp_198_terms

    Admin still blank.

    This may be a related issue, when i try to install new plugins through the admin console I get the following error

    "Could not create directory: /var/www/html/blog/2.7.1/wp-content/upgrade/wp-recaptcha296

    Installation Failed"

  4. nicktank
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Okay, looks like it was entirely related to the default theme. I went through the blog options for the blank blog using the 'edit' link in the blogs table and compared it to a functioning blog. I made manual changes to the theme name and registration settings so that the broken blog was exactly the same as a functioning blog. When I updated we were back in business.

    I then deleted the "default" theme out of the themes directory and moved a new default theme in, created a new blog and now everything is working fine. It appears that there was an issue with the initial default theme that was causing the blank pages.

    I didn't think that the theme would affect the admin, but there you have it.

    Thanks for the response Andrea_r.

  5. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    What plugins do you have activated sitewide, or in mu-plugins?

    The install new plugins error is a folder permission issue.

  6. nicktank
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Had the network team change the permissions on the folders and all seems to be working now. A lot of little problems popped up when we downgraded. Thanks again.

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