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    Alright, I hope people still check this forum. Here is my issue.

    On Monday, I was doing a trial run to upgrade my forums. I ran into some issues and never finished. However, I did the whole upgrade process on a different database and different directory than my main site. I'm pretty sure I didn't screw anything up.

    But today, my site is not working. All it does is load a blank page. The site was working fine up until last night and I have done nothing to the files/database since Monday. Is it possible that something I did on Monday could screw something up three days later?

    Does anyone have any thoughts? I don't know what to do!

    My site is

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    The white pages are due to one of these causes:

    1. You did not upload the vB files correctly. Reupload the vB non-image files and make sure you upload these in ASCII format and that you overwrite the ones on the server. Make sure you upload the Admin CP files to the admincp directory specified in your config.php file.

    2. You have extra space or lines in your config.php file. Make sure there is no whitespace or extralines in config.php either before the <?php or after the ?>.

    3. You have a bad plugin installed. To disable the plugin system, edit config.php and add this line right under <?php

    define('DISABLE_HOOKS', true);

    4. Your PHP has magic_quotes_sybase turned on. You have to run this off. On *nix systems you can do this by creating an .htaccess file with this content and placing it in your main forum directory:

    php_flag magic_quotes_sybase 0

    5. [For multiple white pages] You have added code to your header, headinclude or phpinclude templates that is no longer functional.
    [For white pages in a select area] You have added code to one of your templates that is causing this problem.

    6. You have a corrupted template. Repairing the template table may help:

    REPAIR TABLE template;

    7. You have GZIP enabled. Try turning GZIP off here:

    Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Cookies and HTTP Header Options -> GZIP HTML Output -> No

    Or by running this query:

    UPDATE setting SET value = '0' WHERE varname = 'gzipoutput';
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