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A client of ours has the domain, but unfortunately it just shows the page for a second and then shows a blank screen.

Why is this? What is missing or what is wrong?

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closed as not a real question by pauska, jscott, Smudge, Chopper3 Dec 9 '11 at 13:22

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This is a known issue. There's an evil warlock lives in a cave in a far away land, he spends his life disrupting peoples Wordpress installs. He really is a terrible person but there's not much anyone can do about it =/ (TL,DR; stupid questions get stupid answers) – Smudge Dec 9 '11 at 13:06
@sam I don't know if it's a stupid question. Certainly a question lacking enough detail to solicit an accurate answer. – jscott Dec 9 '11 at 13:07
We can't possibly diagnose this without access to the code. It's obviously doing something that's causing a 500 error - maybe to do with that Tweet bar or something. – Dan Dec 9 '11 at 13:15
WP-Admin doesn't work either (Assuming default address), so whatever is broken is good and proper broken. Edit: Ah, it does, kinda. I think this is a mod-rewrite issue. Maybe. – Dan Dec 9 '11 at 13:16
@Tim: OH LOOK A 301 and a 404! – Bart Silverstrim Dec 9 '11 at 14:44

This looks like an issue with .htaccess or Mod Rewrite or something similar. After a few seconds your page is directing to the top level directory. If you stop the page while loading, all of the links do the same. I.e.:

It's the top level that is giving a 500 error.

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