Why does my Wordpress site work fine live but get blank white screen on localhost?
Posted on 2014-04-01
I have been building a site using Wordpress on GoDaddy for several months and everything is working great. I bought a theme that I have been using, all works great live. I just thought I should set up a copy locally so that once other people are using the site I can test changes without testing live (obvious, I know, should have figured it out to start with:). First I tried xampp. I copied my site over and duplicated the database and got the back end of Wordpress to work fine, but the front end would only show a white, blank screen. In frustration I uninstalled all of that and tried WAMP with the exact same result. I found a million things to try online (too numerous to list, plus it was at night and I lost track!) but nothing changed this. If I change to the theme to a default theme it works. It appears to be something with my theme, but for the life of me I can't figure it out! I figure it has to work somehow, but I just haven't tried the right thing yet. I still have WAMP installed. Any ideas? Thank you!!!