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[Solved] Get blank page after clicking on a discussion link (reinstalled)*

gigglegiggle New
edited January 2013 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Hi,

New to Vanilla and this forum. I recently installed Vanilla to the root directory on http://www.writestuff.com. Works pretty well. No complaints.

I tried to replicate the procedure by installing it to another website, https://popgnosis.com/discuss/

The install seemed to go well. I can create a new discussion, but when I click the link to the discussion I get a blank page. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Gregory

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited January 2013

    check your .htaccess

    and post it.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP
    edited January 2013

    Y did not install it the same if you have a problem with this and not the other.... It is advisable to install in a sub folder called forum or whatever. If you have other files in the root with the same name or htaccess is wrongly configured you can have a problem,but your problem here is, a bad path to wherever you installed this.
    You get a blank page because the page is blank. You should be getting a bonk actually, but you installed it in the wrong folders it seems.

    https
    Host    popgnosis.com
    Path    /discuss/
    Filename discuss
    
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    @vrijvlinder said:
    Y did not install it the same if you have a problem with this and not the other.... It is advisable to install in a sub folder called forum or whatever. If you have other files in the root with the same name or htaccess is wrongly configured you can have a problem,but your problem here is, a bad path to wherever you installed this.
    You get a blank page because the page is blank. You should be getting a bonk actually, but you installed it in the wrong folders it seems.

    https
    Host  popgnosis.com
    Path  /discuss/
    Filename discuss
    

    "You get a blank page because the page is blank." - Oook.....

    "but you installed it in the wrong folders it seems." - I'm not quite sure what you're saying makes sense. I installed them both identically, with the exception that in the first case I installed it to the root of the domain, and in the second I installed it to a subfolder of the domain. The one not in a sub folder works, the one in a sub folder doesn't work. How can there be a "wrong" folder?

    B.T.W., all of my domains on this account are really all sub folders of popgnosis.com. If it is a domain, it shows up as such (like, the sub folder "writestuff" is also writestuff.com). If not a domain, then it is just a plain old folder, like the folder "/discuss" is not a domain, just a folder.

    I could try reinstalling, but since it worked in my first attempt on writestuff.com, I'm using that for now. I deleted the folder /discuss completely.

    Because writestuff is both it's own domain and a sub folder under popgnosis.com, the same discussion board shows on http://www.writestuf.com and https://www.popgnosis.com/writestuff/ (deluxe multi-hosting on GoDaddy, that's how they do it)

    I think I'll leave it alone for now, as it seems to work properly as described in the above sentence.

    Thanks,

    G.

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    @peregrine said:
    check your .htaccess

    and post it.

    Thanks peregrine. I deleted the troublemaker installation altogether, so I don't have the htaccess file for that one anymore. I think the htaccess could have been the problem, especially as I performed the identical installation operation as the first time, but in the second installation I was working within a sub folder. I could try it again and report my findings here.

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    As I said, I deleted the offending installation. I reinstalled it in a sub-folder named "vanilla", and it works. So, short of it, I couldn't reproduce the problem. Thanks all for your help.

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