I am pretty new to genesis and wordpress in general. However, I am learning really fast but just can’t get my head around this problem: My site dissapeared! I was adding a function in the functions.php and when updating the file everything went blank. If I visit my page, either dashboard url or just general (www.ohiobear.com) I end up seeing a blank page. i don’t know how to solve this problem since I can not enter dashboard view anymore..
Can anyone help me on this please?http://www.ohiobear.com
Okay! Panicked to much. Just searched some more and found a solution by re-uploading a fresh functions.php file through ftp. however, does anyone still know what wrong entries in the functions file can cause any conflictions?
Almost anything out of order in the functions file can cause trouble. Its best to test your changes offline prior to committing them to production. For that I use MAMP on Mac OS. (There are similar tools for PCs). Having a local server allows you to instantly build WordPress sites locally for testing.
I use the free plugin WP Clone to clone live sites down to localhost for testing.
You could also validate your PHP code prior to committing the changes in your functions.php using this online tool: http://www.icosaedro.it/phplint/phplint-on-line.html
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