Did you just encounter a wordpress troubleshooting problem? It’s alright! Many people encounter such errors and the solution of your problem might be here. You can fix the problem on your own now.
First of all, it is advisable to always have a backup of your WordPress site, so that even in the worst-case scenario you can just restore the WordPress site easily.
If you don’t have a backup we would walk you through different steps you can take to fix the error. Below are the most common wordpress errors:
- Errors caused by the WordPress Plugins:
A few plugins may interfere with other plugins which does not allow the page to load properly. The solution to this is to disable all the WordPress plugins. If this resolves the issues, then one-by-one enable the plugins and then check your site, and try to find out the one plugin which was the source of the error. In case you are not able to access the WordPress dashboard, the other alternative would be to use an FTP client such as FileZilla to rename the plugins folder, which will disable all the plugins.
2. Errors associated with the theme
There are cases in which the WordPress theme cause problems to your site. This can be easily detected by switching the theme to the default WordPress theme. To do so, head over to Appearance>> Themes page and then click on the Activate button.
3. Errors due to .htaccess file
If you see the error message “500 Internal Server Error”, this is an indication that the .htaccess file has gone corrupted. This is the file that contains instructions for the server. To fix it, locate the .htaccess in the root of WordPress directory via the FTP. This file could be hidden so it is select the “show hidden files” in your FTP client settings to find it. Now that the file has been found, rename it, it will stop being used and then reload the site.
4. Fixing the “White screen of Death”
The “White screen of Death” could be very annoying. You know it is ““White screen of Death” when you load your site and what appears on your screen is nothing but a blank white page. There are more than one reasons that could have caused it, therefore there is no one solution to it.
The several steps you can take to fix it are:
- Increase the memory limit: The steps on how to do so are given below (Error 6)
- Disable plugins as given in error 1.
- Fix the errors due to theme, the steps on how to fix that are given above in error 2.
- Enable debug mode
If you are still not able to fix it then you should reinstall WordPress or restore from backup, if you have one.
5. WordPress posts returning 404 error
This is when a user can visit all other sections of the site but one page where they get a 404 page – not found error. The possible reason for this error is an URL rewrite bug in the .htaccess file. To remove this error, go to Settings>Permalinks and select a different permalink structure. Save it and then choose the original permalink structure and save it again. This will reset your .htaccess file and the problem is fixed.
6. WordPress Syntax error:
If you come across a blank screen with a message as follows:
Parse Error: Syntax error, unexpected ‘<‘ in home/admin/public_html/wp-content/theme/functions.php on line 22
This means it is a syntax error message, it tells you the file containing the error, the line and what exactly is the error. You just have to go to the line and correct the syntax.
If you are still not able to find a fix to your WordPress errors, don’t worry, you can expert services by contacting us at our WordPress Support Number 1 877 863 5655.