White Screen on WP installation - what's the problem?

I'm installing a brand new WP site.

Followed all necessary issues -
1. Installed WP in appropriate folder.
2. Set up database
3 Updated wp-config.php
4. Running install.php results in white screen.
site = http://www.myleadershiplifestyle.com
I've never seen this before. DB errors I get, but white screen?

  • Kasia Swiderska

    Hello bridgecatalyst,

    Right now your site is no longer showing white screen of death but Internal Server error 500. Because you said that is fresh WordPress installation we can exclude that plugin is causing this.
    My suspicion is that entry in your htaccess is incorrect - please see here how to check that http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-the-internal-server-error-in-wordpress/ (under Checking for Corrupt .htaccess File )

    Next thing can be memory limits - here you can see how to increase them https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/increase-memory-limit/

    If that will not help try uploading again core files of WordPress.

    Last thing, if everything fails is to ask your hosting provider about those errors - they will be able to check in server logs what is causing them.

    Usually when you see white screen on WordPress site it means that there is some fatal error there. you can check what error is that by enabling debug log. To enable it, open your wp-config.php file and look for define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);. Change it to:

    define('WP_DEBUG', true);

    In order to enable the error logging to a file on the server you need to add yet one more similar line:

    define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true );

    In this case the errors will be saved to a debug.log log file inside the /wp-content/directory.

    Depending on whether you want your errors to be only logged or also displayed on the screen you should also have this line there, immediately after the line mentioned above:

    define( 'WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', false );

    The wp-config.php is located in your WordPress root directory. It’s the same file where the database configuration settings are. You will have to access it by FTP or SFTP in order to edit it.

    Let me know if any of above will resolve that problem.

    kind regards,

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