Jeng: Hukle: why can’t you?
Lunsford: My PHP knowledge is ok, but my ‘core-wp’ knowledge isn’t yet good enough. It’s a bit a ‘gray’ zone to find out where to start.
Fan: Contributing is more than just code though =
Jeng: Hukle: https://make.----escape_autolink_uri:a03ded6cd97ffffa8f7b4e1454f3eecc----.org/core/handbook/contribute/fixing-bugs/#finding-bugs-to-fix
Lunsford: Sweet, lets find now a point where I would like to start.
Lunsford: Maybe I could start reading the main wordpress release code
Wendorf: I deactivated a plugin in functions.php in my theme by putting “deactivate_plugins ‘././plugins/wp-slimstat/wp-slimstat.php’ ;” at the beginning
Schetrompf: But now the site is just returning a blank page
Jeng: Oats_: really? remove that line.
Guittennez: Jeng: The plugin is causing the website to crash, I need it off
Jeng: You did this via APPEARANCE – EDIT? Now you know why that’s a bad idea. Do you have FTP access to the site?
Jeng: If you need to kill a plugin, rename the directory in wp-content/plugins
Adkison: Jeng: What? I did it in the themes folder
Jeng: You said the issue was with a plugin, right?
Jeng: Mv badplugin badplugin.disabed
Picotte: Why doesn’t putting “deactivate_plugins ‘././plugins/wp-slimstat/wp-slimstat.php’ ;” at the beginning of functions.php work?
Rabren: An SE answer said that was how to disable a plugin?
Jeng: If the plugin is causing your site to crash, you maynever get to that line.
Whitecloud: It’s the first line :p
Jeng: And SE answer? Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Abraham Lincoln said that.
Jeng: Fine. but did it work for you? No.
Gagon: I don’t get how this can happen. even with just apache+php, without any extra modules, the admin still looks broken
Bapties: I’m going to install a fresh wordpress from scratch on a separate subdomain, just as a test
Jeng: Oats_: enable wp_debug and debug logging and then rename the plugin folder back
Jeng: You’ll have to reactivate it from the dashbaord
Abkemeier: Jeng: I still can’t access WP
Newall: Oats_: https://codex.----escape_autolink_uri:a03ded6cd97ffffa8f7b4e1454f3eecc----.org/WP_DEBUG
Wamack: It’s now a hanging white screen
Burnias: Rather than a white screen loaded
Jeng: Oats_: enable wp_debug and debug logging
Vogeler: Rename the plugin dir to something else
Jeng: Then look in wp-content/debug.log to see what’s up
Jeng: Oats_: yes, per the codex link
Jeng: Oats_: did you also remove that line from functions.php?
Jeng: OK, so let’s see what tail -f debug.log has to say
Snetsinger: I also made a test file to verify it wasn’t my whole server messing up
Maenhout: Where is debug.log located?
Mcchristian: Ok I loaded the site, plugin off, it’s still loading, loading blank
Tierno: No debug message in wp-content
Gardener: I’ll turn the plugin backon
Lokan: Carl weathers is. action jackson!
Monclova: Wtf kind of quit message is that?
Evanchyk: You mean action bronson?
Jeng: Oats_: let’s review. The site was working, then you . what?
Hudnall: Does this make sense? Notice: has_cap was called with an argument that is deprecated since version 2.0! Usage of user levels by plugins and themes is deprecated. Use roles and capabilities instead. in /public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3570