I upgraded everything from nginx to php to mysql and everything is configured correctly seeing as i can install a fresh version of joomla, but my previous project is now showing a blank page, no errors on nginx logs, php logs or joomla logs. The only thing i can see is that the new joomla installation is using innodb engine on the database and utf8mb4 coallation while my previous project is using mylsam and utf8 general. I have tried to run this query to convert all the tables to innodb but it doesnt even convert them after success. So my question is split into two, am i missing something thats giving me a blank joomla, and is this query if successful going to resolve the issue im facing. Thank you in advance.


  • If you're getting a blank page, then you need to enable error reporting. Open your configuration.php and set $error_reporting to development. Please report back with the errors you see once done.
    – Lodder
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 8:55
  • yes its all enabled, its on development, set to 1 in configuration, in htaccess, php ini, php7 configuration and i am getting no errors.
    – brigitte18
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 8:57
  • Well a blank page means there are errors but they're not being displayed. May be worth a google search on how to display them on your setup
    – Lodder
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 8:58
  • Ok thank you for your time, by any chance do you think a corrupt database could cause a blank page without any errors?
    – brigitte18
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 9:02
  • Even if there was something wrong with the database, an error would appear. There's definitely something on your setup that is preventing them from being displayed. Perhaps take a backup of your site and install on a localhost
    – Lodder
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 9:04

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When there are no errors, and your facing white or blank site on front end or back end only one thing worked for me which is renaming the plugins folder (making back end work) and renaming it back while renaming each individual folder inside plugins one at a time to find what is suppressing the errors or over writing the error reporting.

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