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Question: Blank page

Answer: When you call up your Geeklog site and all you get is a blank page, it usually means that an error occured but your PHP install is configured not to display any error messages.

If you have access to the php.ini, make sure to have the following settings in php.ini:

  • error_reporting = E_ALL

  • display_errors = on

Don't forget to restart your webserver after you've changed your php.ini.

If you don't have access to php.ini (typically on shared hosting), try this:
  1. Open lib-common.php and find the line
    error_reporting( E_ERROR | E_WARNING | E_PARSE | E_COMPILE_ERROR );

  2. After that line add this: ini_set ('display_errors', '1');

  3. Try calling up the URL that gave you the blank page again. It should display an error message now.

If you still get a blank page or the error message tells you that you can't use ini_set, then you may have to ask your hosting service for help.

If you have access to your webserver's error logfile (error_log for Apache), you may also find the error message there.

FCKeditor and Firefox 1.0.x

A completely unrelated issue where you would get blank pages is when you activate Geeklog's advanced editor (as of Geeklog 1.4.0) and you're using Firefox 1.0.x as your browser. All Firefox versions prior to 1.5 have a bug where it won't do any redirects after certain JavaScript code (used by FCKeditor) has been executed. The solution is, obviously, to upgrade to Firefox 1.5 (or a later version).

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