Top Three WordPress Issues and Solutions

Top Three WordPress Issues and Solutions 

WordPress is the latest content sharing application that offers users a number of features including latest themes and plugins to increase the visual appeal of user’s blog. Whether it is maintaining your company WordPress website or taking care of your personal blog; WordPress has got users covered from every angle. As of February 2017, around 27.5% websites have been reported to have used WordPress. WordPress is the topmost choice for anyone looking for effective content management and is a completely open source software.

WordPress allows users to create and maintain websites through a dashboard that comes with text editor for making changes to the content, menu and enhance the visual appeal. Apart from providing users with options to enhance visual appeal, WordPress also has outstanding customer service known as WordPress customer support.

The experts at the WordPress support work day and night to resolve any issue that might interfere with the working of your WordPress website or blog.

What are the common issues faced while working on WordPress?

WordPress is the best content management tool and is easily installed on a web server. However, at times an unknown error might interfere with the working of your WordPress website or blog. There is no need to worry as the experts at WordPress technical support have come up with an easy to follow guide on tackling these issues.

  • “Error establishing a database connection”

Does the above error seems familiar to you? When you are trying to access your WordPress website and this error suddenly comes to the screen. This is an issue with the wp-config.php file and most likely due to wrong details often being entered into your database. A number of times simple database error can occur due to problem that can be solved by the web host.

A number of shared web hosting providers set a limit on database and if it passes the set limit then this error can occur. Lastly, a WordPress hacked website can also display this error message.

Solution: Locate the file wp-config.php using the FTP and open it. Then go through the entire database to check that the details including database name, username, and password and database host are correct. In case the website has been hacked then work towards making it secure. If you are unable to resolve the connection error, then contact the experts at WordPress support.

  • “Error 28”

Error 28 is a MySQL error and not limited to only WordPress websites and blogs. Even other websites such as Drupal and Joomla can be effected by it. This error can occur if the cache on the web server is full or one has too many files in the /tmp directory.


Try to empty the /tmp directory and also try contacting the web host to help you in resolving the error. If this does not help then the experts at WordPress customer support are always available to help you in resolving this issue.

  • Maintenance mode error

“Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute”

Every time a user updates WordPress to a newer version, it creates a temporary maintenance file. The problem occurs when the .maintenance file is not removed in the proper manner after the upgrade.

Solution: You need to login to the WordPress root directory via FTP and locate the .maintenance file to delete it. This will help in resolving the error. However, if you are unable to locate the .maintenance file then contact the WordPress support to help you with this issue.

Want to know more about how WordPress support can help you in resolving any technical issue? Contact the experts via WordPress Support Phone Number 1-877-863-5655 or write to us about what’s interrupting with your WordPress website or blog’s normal functioning.

Find a fix for WordPress troubleshooting Errors here

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:

  1. 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:

  1. Increase the memory limit: The steps on how to do so are given below (Error 6)
  2. Disable plugins as given in error 1.
  3. Fix the errors due to theme, the steps on how to fix that are given above in error 2.
  4. 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.


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