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White page when moving forums

VazVaz New
edited April 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hi, I've just moved my forums to a new host. I edited the \conf\settings.php file to reflect the new paths. I also edited the database.php upon visiting my forum i'm left with a white page. If I rip open the source of the page there is nothing. my forums are located at How can I correct this error?


  • Any ideas guys?
  • Error reporting is turned off, (a lot of hosts do this because the error messages can be considered a security weakness) so instead the messages get sent to the apache error log.

    Check that log for the message, or turn on the error reporting (so they appear in the browser) and you will find theres a missing semicoln or something.
  • Dreamhost don't seem to have an apache log. I did have errors come up before which I corrected. (root paths needed editing).
  • Make sure that you have this line at the bottom of appg/settings.php: define('IN_VANILLA', '1');

    The script seems to be quitting early, and if that is missing it could trigger it.

    Another thing to do is put an echo "Boo! ".$_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']." is working/done."; line at the beginning and end of every file you modified, if one is causing the script to exit early, it will print a line for working, but not one for done.
  • define('IN_VANILLA', '1'); is present.. hmmm I don't remember modiftying any files. Or did I :|.
  • Everyhing in conf would be a good place to start. If you still get nothing, then try them in appg, and after that try the core index.php file.
  • Thanks! It finally worked. I'm not quite sure exactly how but the boo thing did help.
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