Buddypress causing server crashes
1. Which version of WPMU you are running
2. Whether you’ve installed WPMU in a subdirectory or as a subdomian
3. Whether you upgraded from a previous version of WPMU. If so, from which version.
4. Whether WPMU was functioning properly before installing/upgrading BuddyPress
5. Which version of BuddyPress you are running
6. Whether you have any plugins other than BuddyPress installed and activated
Yes, several, (but all these same plugins are also installed on my local setup where buddpyress and mu play nice)
7. Whether you are using the standard BuddyPress themes or customized themes
Standard theme with minor image tweaks.
8. A list of any errors in your server’s log files
No errors in my server logs.
Phew. Now that all the formalities are out of the way, allow me to describe the problem:
I have had buddpress and wpmu, both current versions, running and working well on my local server for about 2 weeks now. I took my live site down today to flush the changes there and decided I would use the built-in mechanism for installing plugins in wpmu 2.7.1, since I have had success here in the past.
Although the plugin downloaded and installed correctly, when I pressed the “Activate Now” button, the server just hung on the same page. If I pressed the button more than once it would still hang. I tried to navigate away from the plugin installer page and activate the plugin on the actual plugins page, but I was unable to go there. That’s when I realized that clicking any link in my backend resulted in the server endlessly stalling at “Waiting for response from server”
With my wits about me I decided I would go the manual route and remove buddypress from my live site’s “plugins” folder, and set it up the manual way. Immediately after removing the folder I got my site dashboard back again and things were working as they were. I thought if I put the buddpress folder from my local plugins folder to my live site’s plugin folder I would be able to navigate to the plugin menu on the live site and get back to activating it. The moment I copied the folder to my live site my dashboard once again began exhibiting the same stalling behavior.
I again removed the buddpress folder from my plugins folder on my live site, and again visited the plugins page. This is when I noticed a plugin with a blank title that appeared to be activated sitewide. “Ah,” I thought to myself, “WordPress is obviously trying to activate buddypress even though it’s not present on the live server anymore.” So I went ahead and clicked “Deactivate” to get rid of that problem and lo and behold, the plugin did indeed deactivate.
Problem fixed right? Wrong. Now I’m in this silly rut where anytime I copy the buddypress folder either from the buddypress download or from my local server to the live server plugins folder, the whole site hangs.
I won’t say I don’t have other plugins installed, I do, but all of them are also on my live server so any conflicts would have been picked up there.
I’m really lost on this one and don’t usually crawl the forums for support, but I am anxious to get my site back to live status and flushed with a brand spankin new install of this wonderful software. Please, help me if you can.
P.S. It is my birthday today (for reals), so extra brownie points if you solve this one.
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