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White Screen of Death (WSOD)

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  • #1316
    Benjamin Altman
    Participant

    Do people know where to look/ to sort out a recurring issue of the white screen of death?

    If go into my database in the wp_options table and swap out jamacob (the theme I want to use) and put in twenty ten, I am able to get my dashboard back. I then reactivate Jamacob and I have dashboard usage again.

    But where would you suggest looking or what type of things cause this?

    #2271
    Steve
    Keymaster
    #2272
    Benjamin Altman
    Participant

    Thanks Steve.

    I failed to mention that I have loaded it and I have the massive debug.log file (top 300 lines) here:

    http://pastebin.com/MKSDeJV3

    Says there’s an error on functions.php in line 3468

    I look on that line and there’s the trigger function that expresses that error, but not anything that uses ’add_option.’ :

    trigger_error( sprintf( __(‘%1$s was called with an argument that is deprecated since version %2$s with no alternative available.’), $function, $version ) );

    What would you do next?

    I’m also pretty sure the issue is theme-specific.

    Thanks,
    Benjamin

    #2273
    Steve
    Keymaster

    It is definitely theme specific since Twenty Ten works. Either use wp_debug, go file by file with your theme. It only requires Style.css and index.php to work.

    #2274
    Benjamin Altman
    Participant

    When you say go file by file with my theme, is doing it this way valid? :

    Create a duplicate folder of my theme, enable the duplicate i.e. JamacobCopy, and then delete php template by template and see which one allows it to work? Or would you add file by file and see which breaks it?

    #2275
    Steve
    Keymaster

    If you are not comfortable with wp_debug, then you need to isolate the issue somehow. File by file seems to make sense to me. Not sure if it’s “valid”, but you need to find the file with the issue… then you need to find the code within the file. Probably doesn’t matter to add or delete. Whatever you are comfortable with.

    #2276
    Benjamin Altman
    Participant

    Steve. Sorry, I didn’t mean to question the validity of your approach.

    Rather I wanted to ask you if my approach was one that you thought was valid.

    Also, I’ve checked the error file in wp_debug and it pointed me to a weird spot, the point in functions.php that seems to simply produce that error code when it’s triggered. I’ll bring it in to the Genius Bar tomorrow.

    #2277
    Steve
    Keymaster

    which functions.php? In your theme… or in /wp-includes/?

    #2278
    Benjamin Altman
    Participant

    wp-includes

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