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When you get that polite 'white screen of death', you'll find the problem in the error.log file in the root of your site (perhaps in the error.log file in wp-admin, if the error was caused by an admin-level program).

You can renamed the plugins folder to temporarily disable all plugins. But the error.log file will tell you exactly where the error was caused. If in a plugin, rename that plugin's folder (in the plugins folder) to temporarily disable it. Then you can proceed from there.

You might get a message in the email of the site owner (as defined on the Admin, Settings screen), but it's faster just to look at the error.log file.

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