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This was originally posted by Otto42 in <a href="http://wordpress.org/support/topic/300761?replies=195">this thread</a> -
Hopefully this will help some people, and avoid posts to the forum about encrypted theme files. Use these tools to decode them yourself.
Better yet, avoid encrypted themes entirely. They're always malicious in some fashion. There is no legitimate reason for a theme author to encrypt a theme file.
This page will let you decode the encryption that seems most commonplace, the one that looks like `$o=whatever`: http://ottodestruct.com/decoder.php
I based the interface for it off of this one, which will decode the type of encryption that starts with `$_F=__FILE__`: http://www.tareeinternet.com/scripts/byterun.php
Another one is here, for those that look like `eval(gzinflate(base64_decode('...')));`: http://www.tareeinternet.com/scripts/decrypt.php
This site supports a whole lot of different decoding methods, and he's adding new ones all the time. All you have to do is upload the encoded file and it spits out the decoded one: http://cyko.decodethe.net/ (also try http://base64-encoder-online.waraxe.us/ )
(Yes, I know they're not really "encrypted", they're obfuscated. Semantics.)
Please, before addint to this thread asking for someone to decode an encrypted theme, actually try it out yourself first through the methods above.
When attempting to view a webpage or the administration dashboard a blank page is shown.
Please try the following:
Sometimes problems result in an error message being output onscreen, the following are some of the more common error messages.
It could be one of the following:
''s enclosing your username, database name, and password with
It most likely means that you have a space or other unnecessary content before the first
<?php in one of your files. For more detailed info, read this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Answers-Troubleshooting#Headers_already_sent/
You can turn off the WYSIWYG editor by unchecking the box, Use the visual rich editor when writing, in Your Profile panel; Administration > Profile > Your Profile. That check box can be found at the bottom left on that panel.
Problems or questions pertaining to the use of uploads in Wordpress.
Following a WordPress upgrade you may find uploads stop working. The exact cause of this problem remains unknown, but some users report fixing the problem by simply resaving their upload settings.
If you experience this problem, please try the following.
NOTE: If a media item fails to upload, broken uploads will not be fixed by following the above procedure, a new media item should be uploaded to verify if the fix was successful.
The default upload path can be changed by adding a line of code to your wp-config.php file.
Just BEFORE the line that says
require_once(ABSPATH.'wp-settings.php'); add this line:
In the example above, this will result in uploads being placed in your
wp-content/myimages folder. If 'uploads_use_yearmonth_folders' is enabled your uploads will be saved in
wp-content/myimages/2009/01 where 2009 is the current year, and 01 is the current month, in this case January.
If the myimages directory does not exist it will be created as long as the parent folder
wp-content is writeable.
For additional information relating to using or configuring uploads in WordPress, please see the following pages.
If you are running Spam-Karma (http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma/), upgrade to version 2.1.
If you are NOT running Spam-Karma, then delete your
wp-content/cache directory. If that doesn't work, you should use phpMyAdmin to decrease, by one, the number stored in the
db_version record of your
wp_options table, and then run
Please also see the following related forum threads. http://wordpress.org/support/topic/53158#post-291151 http://wordpress.org/support/topic/53509
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