Why is my WordPress Media Library not loading?
There it was. I had found it. The perfect, gorgeous home page image for this very site.
I downloaded the 8MB jpg file, ran it through tinyjpg.com, and prepared to upload to my media library.
Media > Add New
Media > Library
Nothing again. Crap.
Eventually I figured it out. So I thought I’d leave it here for when I inevitably run into it again.
My first clue was thanks to a kind contributor on the WordPress support forum:
Yep, I had inserted a few blank lines after a closing php tag in my child theme’s functions.php file.
Why would I have a closing php tag in the functions.php file? Well, that is a good question indeed, and possibly a subject for a future blog post.
Regardless, after deleting the closing php tag, the media library began to load and I decided to give this internet thing another try.