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toddherrold
My xoops site died. . will pay for help

Hi all,

My XOOPS site, hotdogblog.com, died over the weekend and I can't figure out why.

I want to pay someone to fix it.

The database appears in tact as do all the files. I re-uploaded all the core files, saving my mainfile.php and no joy. I didn't make any changes for a long while.

Now, all I get is the dreaded blank page with no error notices. I tried all the error notice workarounds but nothing shows.

The only thing I can think of is that it has to do with the theme. I was playing with the layout a couple of weeks back, just changing table widths and such, but I didn't delete the temp files, so maybe it took a while to see the impact of a possible error I introduced. If it is not this, then it is something with the host, but they have no idea what is wrong.

I need a pro to just take a look. Maybe it's something simple.

All offers for the job will be answered. please email to todd@toddherrold.com.

thanks. . .my site members are so sad. . as am I at the prospect of losing the site.

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irmtfan
Re: My xoops site died. . will pay for help
  • 2007/4/25 0:42

  • irmtfan

  • Module Developer

  • Posts: 3419

  • Since: 2003/12/7


if you already dont read this faq about blank pages please take a look its worthy.
https://xoops.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=80
especially these parts:
Quote:

[4] Re-upload the theme files for whichever theme you're using. Sometimes things get corrupted via FTP upload. First upload phpkaox and set your system preferences to use this theme.

which i think is your problem
Quote:

[9] Double-check the following permissions:

755 - all directories which dont require writing from the web server
777 - all directories which do require writing from the web server
644 - all files which dont require writing from the web server
666 - all files which do require writing from the web server
444 - mainfile.php


also 'repair' database in phpmyadmin is the other step.
if after doing all that still have this problem come back here.

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toddherrold
Re: My xoops site died. . will pay for help

Thanks for all your suggestions. I did read the faqs and attempted the workarounds for the blank page notices. Sadly, I can't get into my adminstration area, so I have no idea how to change the theme to any other default. I did reupload the theme but I can try that again. I have checked permissions to my ability/knowledge but I am not sure how extensive the permissions really are. . . I checked ones that you are supposed to modify in the install instructions. . .

So, I should have been more specific that I followed all the FAQs and that's when I decided to post.

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skenow
Re: My xoops site died. . will pay for help
  • 2007/4/25 2:49

  • skenow

  • Home away from home

  • Posts: 993

  • Since: 2004/11/17


Well - your site is not completely dead. When you type /admin.php or /register.php after your url, you get the redirect page, which is not affected by your theme (in this case).

My suggestion starts with a question - what is the name of the theme you just activated for your site [current-theme-name]?

FTP to your site, rename that theme folder to [current-theme-name]001. Then, rename the default theme folder to [current-theme-name]. Delete all files, except index.html, from your templates_c folder.

Now try to access your site.

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BlueStocking
Re: My xoops site died. . will pay for help

I went to...
http://hotdogblog.com/pmlite.php

Got this message..
Sorry! You are not a registered user.

Register Now!.

Then I get the message we are currently closed for registration....
__________________________________________

nobody(user name) or someone else will have the answer.. so... hang in there!


Good luck...
BlueStocking
https://xoops.org/modules/repository .. It is time to get involved - XOOPS.ORG

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blueteen
Re: My xoops site died. . will pay for help
  • 2007/4/25 7:41

  • blueteen

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 379

  • Since: 2004/7/16


hello toddherrold,
you can PM or email me "database access", and "ftp access" if you want :)
i'm a XOOPS french team member.

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nachenko
Re: My xoops site died. . will pay for help
  • 2007/4/25 8:26

  • nachenko

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 356

  • Since: 2005/1/18


Quote:

skenow wrote:
Well - your site is not completely dead. When you type /admin.php or /register.php after your url, you get the redirect page, which is not affected by your theme (in this case).

My suggestion starts with a question - what is the name of the theme you just activated for your site [current-theme-name]?

FTP to your site, rename that theme folder to [current-theme-name]001. Then, rename the default theme folder to [current-theme-name]. Delete all files, except index.html, from your templates_c folder.

Now try to access your site.


This is a very clever yet simple solution. I think this is your best try.

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toddherrold
Re: My xoops site died. . will pay for help

I use a modified xmbluext theme. I have tried renaming the default theme to xmbluext. . and I deleted everything in templates_c, except the index file.

I also re-uploaded a fresh version of xmbluext. . and no affect.

I'm just lost. .but thanks for the suggestions!

Quote:

skenow wrote:
Well - your site is not completely dead. When you type /admin.php or /register.php after your url, you get the redirect page, which is not affected by your theme (in this case).

My suggestion starts with a question - what is the name of the theme you just activated for your site [current-theme-name]?

FTP to your site, rename that theme folder to [current-theme-name]001. Then, rename the default theme folder to [current-theme-name]. Delete all files, except index.html, from your templates_c folder.

Now try to access your site.

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toddherrold
Re: My xoops site died. . will pay for help

thanks! I PMed you.

Quote:

blueteen wrote:
hello toddherrold,
you can PM or email me "database access", and "ftp access" if you want :)
i'm a XOOPS french team member.

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toddherrold
Re: My xoops site died. . will pay for help

Strange that the message says we are closed for new registrations. . That was not the case when it went down.

thanks!

Quote:

BlueStocking wrote:
I went to...
http://hotdogblog.com/pmlite.php

Got this message..
Sorry! You are not a registered user.

Register Now!.

Then I get the message we are currently closed for registration....
__________________________________________

nobody(user name) or someone else will have the answer.. so... hang in there!


Good luck...
BlueStocking

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