I made a small addition to the htaccess file and it broke my site (I'm certain there were no errors, however). So I deleted what I added and 24 hours later the site is still broken.

I've disabled the htaccess file altogether. replaced the wp-admin and wp-includes moved all the themes off the server only leaving the default. turned on debugging and no errors are produced

I only get the white screen of death. I'm not sure what else to do at this point.

  • Can you access wordpress admin section?
    – Robert hue
    Sep 10, 2014 at 18:54
  • I cannot access any part of the site.
    – user847288
    Sep 10, 2014 at 19:08
  • Are wp-admin, wp-includes and wp-content folders still on server? Is it possible for you to post website URL. If it's then enable debugging and post URL.
    – Robert hue
    Sep 10, 2014 at 19:12
  • landlordservicing.com All three folders are on the server. I've enabled debug, debug_display and debug_logging. I'm not sure I understand your last sentence
    – user847288
    Sep 10, 2014 at 19:22
  • Looks like website is working. Because HTML is there in source. rename plugin folder.
    – Robert hue
    Sep 10, 2014 at 19:27

1 Answer 1


Enable debugging in wp-config.php and check for errors.

define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );

If you see blank white screen then it means..

  1. Either you renamed your theme folder name.
  2. Some plugin is blocking access.

Enable debigging and post errors here.


You will have to try uploading files manually.

Download no content WordPress from here. https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-4.0-no-content.zip

Then delete wp-admin, wp-include and other php file except wp-config.php and wp-content folder. And upload all files from wordpress-4.0-no-content.zip. THis should work.

Also keep a backup before deleting any files on existing website.

  • I've already done that, and there are no errors produced on screen and no error log produced. I also disabled the plugins folder.
    – user847288
    Sep 10, 2014 at 19:07
  • Looks like you had it finxed now. :) Keep enabling WP_DEBUG and resolve all notices and errors. For each error and notice, search on Google for solution. You will probabli get a solution right away, if you do not get a soluton, ask here.
    – Robert hue
    Sep 11, 2014 at 3:19

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