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How to debug my website?

I am trying to understand how to debug the following issue. Currently, my website - is all blank, but no idea how to debug it. I intend to know how to fix it and not just find someone to do that for me. Any ideas on how to start? Thanks!


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KFSys
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September 22, 2022

Hi @kamberigramos,

The all-blank website usually means an issue with your code in like a coding issue rather than a server configuration one. Depending on what CMS you are using you should be able to turn on the Debug mode by reading on how to do it.

If you provide me with a little bit more information on what you are using I can try and further help out

Bobby Iliev
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July 19, 2022

Hi there,

In case you are starting to build a new website, you could deploy WordPress with 1-Click by following the steps here:

https://marketplace.digitalocean.com/apps/wordpress

Once you’ve installed WordPress you can point your domain name to the new server IP address by following the steps here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/dns/how-to/manage-records/

In case that you are referring to debugging an existing website, what I could suggest is changing the debug mode for your site to true. You can do that by editing your wp-config.php file and chanign the debug value.

That way you will no longer see the blank screen but you would actually get any errors that are causing the problem.

Feel free to share any errors here so I could try to advise you further!

Best,

Bobby