wordpress Glitch causing white screen

Just a tip for all wordpress users, I recommend you using a wordpress test blog on your server for all changes that you make for your main blog, wordpress is very good but on the odd occasion it can give problems even something as simple as changing the theme can cause your blog to have a white screen if the theme is broken in any way, don’t think it will not happen to you because at some stage i’m sure it will , it has happened to me 3 times on differnet blogs and when you have 100’s of posts it can be very frustrating and it is not very easy to fix if you don’t know much about servers and scripts etc.

my recommendation is to create a second blog – you can block it from the search engines as it is only a test blog(this is done on the settings page under Privacy)

whenever you change something even if it is only a theme that you have downloaded use the test blog first and if all is ok then install it on your main blog.

also on your main blog do not delete the standard default theme even if you have no intention of using it, wordpress will revert back to the default theme if it encounters problems with a theme installation so if you do not have the default theme it can not revert back to it.

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6 comments on “wordpress Glitch causing white screen

  1. ROI Unlimited on said:

    back up your sites guys

  2. Barbie on said:

    All of my questions settled?tahkns!

  3. Datherine on said:

    Well put, sir, well put. I’ll cterianly make note of that.

  4. Christy on said:

    Short, sweet, to the point, FREE?exactly as information shuold be!

  5. Johnavon on said:

    Super jazzed about gteting that know-how.

  6. This has happened to me 3 times over the past couple of years so well worth doing

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