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White Screen of Death

  • adyba


    I’m also struggling the same white-page-bogey. All redirection are fine but points to an empty blogs.dir directory. I’m just going to upgrade my faith. Other users blogs and comments are at least in the databases and once I solve all the .htaccess; blogs.dir ownership issues., it will show up one day.

    BTW there is a WP redirection plug-in ( that promises to overcome the .htaccess. Would it be a common cure for rest of us? Would anybody help us to generate a list/file of redirections that can be uploaded?

    I’m sorry to see the top contributors helping us (lamers) with the server configuration.

    Would anybody code a simple system check (list) plugin that would help us (others) to communicate the issues to our host admins? I believe the community would more appreciate you guys to help us all with bigger issues.

    P.S. Originally it was just the comment to other WSOD topic, but the original post was already resolved.



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  • Hi

    Thanks for making a new post for this. Using some sort of WP redirect plugin almost certainly relies on htaccess or something similar, so this sounds like a not particulary useful kludge.

    Maybe it’s just me but I’m not sure what you are saying your problem is. So to start, are your redirects working? How are you testing it? Is your htaccess file present and is your web server set to load it?




    The URL where I’m testing the BP is http:// it is shared hosting where each subdomain that belongs to my account looks like root. All root files must be uploaded into \htdocs folder that pretends to be root.

    Once installed, only the core Blog is fully available. Users (user1, user2) have created their blog(s). Posts are accessible by Site Wide Activity/Wires but no permalinks expect the main blog are accessible. Thus no user nor admin personal blogs (comments) aren’t accessible.

    My hosting program allows the .htaccess. The links to the missing elements seems to be OK. It properly generates addresses like but it is empty.

    The /wp-content/blogs.dir contains strange sub-folder structure

    /wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/avatars/2(4) where two and four is a Id of users that have

    uploaded their avatar. Gods know what does it mean the 1 in the root.

    For testing purposes I have created your account (Id 4) JDPaul/password. I just wanted to test the BP abbility to access/write the folder. Avatar was uploaded.

    My conclusion:

    1) BP is talsk to MySql

    2) tld/blog works as expected

    3) All site.tld/users links + site.tld/groups seems to be fine

    4) At least part of the BP code can write the blogs.dir folder

    5) For some reason site others blog permalinks site.tld/user1, site.tld/user2, site.tld/personal do not work.

    Please feel free to log-in and play. I believe we both need a computer aided check list :)

    1. Which version of WPMU are you running?

    WordPress MU 2.8.4.

    2. Did you install WPMU as a directory or subdomain install?


    3. If a directory install, is it in root or in a subdirectory?

    root as much it can be on shared host

    4. Did you upgraded from a previous version of WPMU? If so, from which version?


    5. Was WPMU functioning properly before installing/upgrading BuddyPress?

    there was no trafic

    6. Which version of BuddyPress (BP) are you running?

    BP 1.0.3

    7. Did you upgraded from a previous version of BP? If so, from which version?


    8. Do you have any plugins other than BuddyPress installed and activated?


    9. Are you using the standard BuddyPress themes or customized themes?

    standard – works fine

    10. Have you modified the core files in any way?


    11. Do you have any custom functions in bp-custom.php?


    12. If running bbPress, which version?

    not yet

    13. Please provide a list of any errors in your server’s log files.

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