View Full Version : blank homepage after installing captcha in pp1.6
07-12-2007, 01:25 PM
i just tried installing captcha, i followed all the steps in the readme-file... but now my homepage is blank? (www.dykesandthecity.com)
any ideas what caused this and what I can do about it?
07-12-2007, 01:37 PM
A blank page usually means a broken addon. Disable the captcha addon if you can, otherwise remove it from your addons folder. If your page is no longer blank, then either the addon is corrupt or misconfigured. But if your page is still blank after disabling the captcha addon, it's probably another addon causing the problem.
07-12-2007, 01:48 PM
I've removed everything related to the add-on... but my homepage is still blank.
The thing is that the add-on is actually a hack and I had to upload a new index.php file (which - meanwhile - I have already replaced with the old version that I had backed-up)... could that have been the problem?
I haven't added any other add-ons...
Thanks for your help!
07-12-2007, 01:59 PM
That could definitely have been the problem. If it's not working from you backed up copy, download the complete package again and upload the index.php from there.
07-12-2007, 02:05 PM
I've already tried that as well...
07-12-2007, 02:15 PM
Did you make any changes to an .htaccess file?
07-12-2007, 02:21 PM
i've removed the .htaccess file just to see if it would change anything, but still blank...
07-12-2007, 02:24 PM
I've removed everything related to the add-on...
When you say you removed everything related to the addon. Did you delete these files:
Or did you replace them with the PP default files? If you simply deleted them, you will need re-upload the original files from the PP1.6 package. These are necessary to run PixelPost.
07-12-2007, 02:28 PM
I've re-uploaded the original files but no change...
07-12-2007, 02:33 PM
My next suggestion would be to re-upload everything. I would delete every addon in your addons directory on the server, then upload all of the files from the original package overwriting anything on the server.
Make sure you backup your pixelpost.php file and any changes you have made to the default templates.
07-12-2007, 03:00 PM
i'll give it a try (& let you know what the result is), thanks a lot for your help!
EDIT: I've decided to totally re-install pixelpost as nothing was actually working. Thanks again for your help!
Ok this happened to me and it was because I made changes on the index.php trying to make it xhtml compliant. The captcha images didn't have alt tags nor end tag on some parts. So I'm guessing it could have been the index.php if you only had captcha addon script implemented.
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