https://stillking.wordpress.com has suddenly gone blank (no theme, no posts)
Entire page (stillking.wordpress.com) is blank white — 880 posts gone, theme white page — message ‘theme broken, reverting to default theme’ — can this be recovered from a backup, is the database somehow corrupt? I can replicate the posts if needed, I just don’t understand the failure.
The blog I need help with is stillking.wordpress.com.
When I visit stillking.wordpress.com I am able to view the site and all your posts just fine. Have you tried visiting the site from a different browser?
Something is very wrong — I have attempted to access the site from three different machines (three geodistinct IP addresses), using both Chrome (signed in as me) and Firefox (not signed in as anyone) — and this blank view appears.
Additionally, when logging in to the wp-admin interface, “All Posts” shows 0.
I also get a strange “email address is not valid” when trying to adjust my WordPress settings — I have temporarily changed email to another value, but I get the same “email address is not valid” error. Feels like something has gone terribly wrong with the user/account settings themselves. I’m willing to do a 100% reset from fresh new account provisioning, but I can’t do it by myself.
The site loads a white screen for me as well, but I can access the dashboard. It doesn’t have any posts, because according to our logs your account deleted all the posts yesterday.
Did you make any changes to the site yesterday, for example, attempted an address change, or anything in that vein?
I had just completed an import — possibly on August 12 or 13 — from LiveJournal (the import facility actually worked, much to my surprise) — and this seemed to complete more or less 98% satisfactorily, a handful of missing entries which I was cleaning up by hand — things remained stable for perhaps 45-60 minutes until my by-hand-edit resulted in “Cannot save draft” and “Current theme broken” and complete white page.
It’s not unreasonable to suspect that the import flaked out, or that some corrupt database-reconciliation (purge) happened soon thereafter — and I’m cool with that, I can rebuild or restore if needed — just need to get the site back to some non-blank-white-page state for (re)population.
Please take a look at https://stillking.wordpress.com/. It should load and it should function normally once again. Please write back to confirm.
Yes, confirmed — it’s back up and running (and looks ‘normal’ again). Thank you very much for this assist! For my information, did I skew the database with a mass import or delete? (If so, I will try smaller operations in future.)
It looks like something in the import made a mess of things, but you shouldn’t have to worry about that anymore. :)
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