Hi All: The reason for this post is to hopefully pick the brains of designers that create custom themes with Wordpress. Our team has been doing this for years and until recently our custom themes launch without a hitch.
On our most recent launch http://www.medallistconstruction.com/ the site displays as created. However when you login to the UI strange things are happening. It's the white screen of death I continue to read more about http://wordpress.org/tags/whitescreen . In this case the white screen appears after plugin activation. Then I hit the back button and the plugin is activated (after a refresh). Once I log out, I cannot log back in again (white screen).
If I delete the theme via FTP I can log back in and activate the 2010 theme... it works perfectly. So our problem is the theme --not plugins.
I was wondering if you could share any of the wisdom you have for custom theme designers with today's WP versions.
- What's different about new WP versions designers should know about?
- What are the most common problems you encounter?
- Steps to resolve white screens of death?
- Anything else your kind heart's want to share as it applies to creating professional custom WP themes
Thanks in advance for any advice that help us kill this nasty white screen.