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My blog is blank

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by SquirlyNutz, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. SquirlyNutz

    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    Just woke up to find that my blog is blank.I cannot log into admin and see nothing but blank pages and also i did view source and shows nothing.How can i fix this?

    Im thinking it might be better to re-install wordpress although i dont want to lose my posts.What file/folder are my posts stored in?

    I appreciate any help.
     
  2. CyberWizard

    CyberWizard Junior Member

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    Do you think someone hacked into the blog? If so, I would suggest contacting professionals at WordPress.org.
     
  3. gregstereo

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    don't waste your time - wordpress.org is a fucking joke when it comes to getting help - I've seen paint dry faster

    this has happened to me a couple times...not usually a sign you've been hacked....

    read and try the elements in this before you do anything like wiping/reinstalling:

    http://www.velvetblues.com/web-development-blog/my-wordpress-blog-is-blank/

    EDIT: oh and your posts, comments, etc., aren't so much stored as files in a folder but are part of the WP databases. So if you're hellbent on reinstalling but want to retain your data, you're gonna have to figure out how to backup that DB. But try the stuff in that article linked above first.
     
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  4. Lo Stallone Italiano

    Lo Stallone Italiano Newbie

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    it was hacked?
     
  5. SquirlyNutz

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    Not sure if it was hacked although i found some suspicious lines in some of my files "Silence is golden" so i chnaged my passwords and did a fresh install.So far so good...now i just have to just piece it together again.I used google cache to find my old posts so its not so bad. Man what a way to start the day...
     
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    You got hit by WP themselves. They have a bug in their personal server version that will occassionally wipe a blog page clean. Update the software with a quick reload. No one knows what causes it, however, I have a hunch it clashes with select servers. I have seen that happen a lot lately with select VSP companies. I think it is in part due to the newest edition.

    Hmm, that ' Silence is Golden ' line sounds like you got hacked, for sure.

    Eitherway, a re-install is going to be required, to correct the malfunction in the software if it is WP and to tie up that loophole if it is a hack. If you are on a VSP, report it so that they know to check their servers for a hack breech.
     
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    just have your hosting do a reload from the other day.... :)