DiggingIntoWordPress

by Chris Coyier & Jeff Starr

Daily archives: Monday, November 30, 2009

Create a Custom Database Error Page in WordPress

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As a dynamic blogging system, WordPress consists of PHP files (the WP core) that interact with a MySQL database to generate the web pages for your website. When everything is working properly, this dynamic interaction keeps WordPress humming along like a champ, but when your database crashes, WordPress can’t operate and will deliver the following message to your visitors:

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