I'm encountering some trouble moving a Wordpress installation from a development to a production server. The development server works just fine, but when moving to production the blog page suddenly stops working.

Homepage: http://www.elireview.com Blog: http://www.elireview.com/blog/

The homepage and the sub-pages of the site work fine, but when in Settings > Reading I set posts to display on the homepage, it them stops working and /blog/ works like expected.

The page produces absolutely no HTML or error messages, and nothing is recorded to the server logs, so I am working blind here. I've tried just about every recommendation for "blank page" on the web, but I can't find any solution that works.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

  • How do you mean, you set posts to display on the homepage? Shouldn't they be displaying at /blog/? – vancoder Mar 18 '13 at 23:58
  • When I use the settings in Settings > Reader to specify where I want the blog to display - it can be set to either the homepage or to a static page. No matter where I set it, the page that is supposed to show the blog is completely blank/empty. – mcleodm3 Mar 19 '13 at 0:01
  • What is on line 24 of /wp-content/themes/eli-marketing/header.php. Courtesy of : elireview.com/blog/blah – s_ha_dum Mar 19 '13 at 3:47
  • Line 24 is a conditional statement: <?php if(is_page('2245') || $post->post_parent == '2245'): ?> It's meant to take action if the header is rendering for a specific page or the children of a specific page. Not sure why it's throwing that error, but removing it does not fix the problem on the blog. – mcleodm3 Mar 19 '13 at 10:31

Make sure to read over this thread. There are step-by-step instructions on dealing with sub-folders and root URLs. It's not as simple as changing the settings in WP, you have to edit a couple files to make it work as well.


  • Thanks for the pointer, but that's not the problem. WP is installed in the root - it's just that I want the blog to display on a page, not on the homepage. – mcleodm3 Mar 19 '13 at 10:28

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