dead_db ( No parameters )
- Introduced in WordPress: 2.3.2
- Deprecated in WordPress: —
Load custom DB error or display WordPress DB error.If a file exists in the wp-content directory named db-error.php, then it will
be loaded instead of displaying the WordPress DB error. If it is not found,
then the WordPress DB error will be displayed instead.
The WordPress DB error sets the HTTP status header to 500 to try to prevent
search engines from caching the message. Custom DB messages should do the
This function was backported to WordPress 2.3.2, but originally was added
in WordPress 2.5.0.