In fact I’m working on an automated way to get it installed and plugins uploaded but that’s for another day.
Here’s a quick trick though if you too like me, work with wordpress. Once you install a few plugins, WordPress’ memory usage grows. I generally am installing in a Linux environment with new PHP versions etc.. but commonly get the dreaded wordpress white screen half way through installing things. (In fact as soon as I get to Gravity Forms in fact!)
Now it’s not always going to be the fix because there are other causes to this but try increasing the amount of memory available to WordPress. This is done with one simple line like this:
php_value memory_limit 16M
You can change the value (16) to a higher value until you get some live out of your administration screen. I usually find 64 or 96 will work fine for a site with 6 – 8 plugins.
You have to edit your .htaccess file that will be in the root directory of your wordpress installation place that somewhere at the bottom and try reloading your WordPress admin screen.
Did it work?? I hope so!