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Moved blog, white screen of death WordPress

It's been awhile since I've moved a WordPress blog and I've forgotten whatever checklist I need to go through.

I moved the old blog to here:

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I used this script:

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to change every instance of "" to "". (but I have since deleted that script, so hackers should not waste their time trying to find it.)

I can now log into the dashboard without any problems. However, as you can see, the front page is blank.

I think I upgraded the WordPress installation, but I forget. (I started doing this many months ago, and then got sidetracked.)

When I first logged into the dashboard I was told that the database was getting upgraded.

Now I get a white screen.

Nothing in error logs. What is the problem?

Answers (5)


flint_and_tinder answers:


Via ftp rename your wp-content plug-ins folder and see if white screen goes away.

Let me know if that fixes it.

Lawrence Krubner comments:

flint_and_tinder: Actually, none of the old plugins are installed. When I go to the plugins page I see the error "Your plugins have been deactivated since their files can not be found."


John Cotton answers:

White screen can be because your theme folder has changed name...checked that?

John Cotton comments:

You could add ('WP_DEBUG', true); to your wp-config.php file - that might throw something up..

Lawrence Krubner comments:

Hmm, that is probably true. I have not copied over the old theme. How do I change this?

Lawrence Krubner comments:

I see the message: "The active theme is broken. Reverting to the default theme."

See screenshot.