WordPress can fail for various reasons.  The “White Screen of Death” indicates broken WordPress.

Any of the following will cause problems:

  • Renaming or moving your WordPress folder (after installation of WordPress — okay to rename or move before installing WP)
  • Not all files uploading
  • Deleting or renaming files
How to fix:  start over, taking care to do the following:
  • Start with a fresh copy of the WordPress files
  • Rename the WordPress folder to a name that is different from the name used previously
  • Edit the wp-config.php page the same as you did for the first installation, but also edit one more line, telling WordPress to use a different database name (different from the previous installation).   Find this line:
    $table_prefix  = ‘wp_’;
    Change wp_ to something else, such as wp2_