A terrific tool that frequently works effectively is WordPress. But periodically, things cease working. There’s a chance WordPress won’t be able to access the database. Alternatively, perhaps some of the files are damaged. Whatever the issue, the most frequent WordPress errors and their fixes are listed below to help:
To continue, create a backup of your website.
Before continuing and performing any of the procedures below, create a backup of your complete website. When you try to fix it, you run the danger of further harming your website. You may always restore your website to a “less-broken” state by keeping a backup. Therefore, before making any changes, always keep a backup of your website.
Error Configuring a Database Connection
This is the error that WordPress users make the most frequently. If you use WordPress, you will probably encounter this issue at least 100 times in your life.
WordPress was unable to connect to your MySQL database server, as indicated by the “Problem Establishing a Database Connection” error.
Incorrect login information for the database is the most common cause of this problem. Maybe you entered the wrong password or username.
If you want to check that your username and password are accurate, you can alter your wp-config.php file and look for the following code:
- The username for your WordPress database in the MySQL database is a username.
- The password is the one used to access the MySQL database.
- The host is the location of the server on which your database is kept. The most popular hostnames for MySQL are listed below.
- The database name is the name of the WordPress database that you are trying to access.
Check your wp-config.php file’s database login information and make any necessary corrections. When the database login credentials are incorrect, this error frequently occurs.
But on occasion, other variables may also contribute to this inaccuracy. One of them is your database server not responding. In that case, your only option is to contact your web host and request that they deal with the problem.
500 Internal Server Error
When a server issue of some sort happens but the server software is unable to identify the particular error, this error occurs.
There are various reasons why you might be experiencing this issue. Perhaps you changed the WordPress code or put in a broken plugin.
You should try the things listed below.:
Look Into Your .htaccess File
URLs are rewritten and made more attractive using .htaccess files. For your website’s URLs to appear “beautiful,” the “pretty permalinks” option in the WordPress permalinks settings uses this file.
If your .htaccess file is destroyed, your server will display the 500 internal server error message.
To ascertain whether your .htaccess file is the root of the problem, you must log into your FTP client or the File Manager tool your web host provides and rename the .htaccess file to “.htaccess backup.”
After renaming the file, attempt to access your website’s home page. If your website is now live, go to the permalinks settings page from your WordPress dashboard and press Save Changes.
Default to the current theme
The dashboard is probably not accessible to you if you get a 500 Internal Server Error notice.
Go to the Themes section and switch to the WordPress default theme if you can access the dashboard.
If you can’t access the dashboard or don’t have the default theme loaded, log into your FTP client, navigate to the wp-themes folder, and change the folder for your current theme to anything else.
If you force WordPress to switch to the default theme, it will download and install it if you don’t already have it.
Boost the memory limit
Your WordPress site may occasionally go above the default PHP Memory Limit specified in the wp-config.php file, even though it doesn’t happen often. When this happens, you get the 500 Internal Server Error.
Using your FTP client, add the following line of code to the end of your wp-config.php file to correct this:
Defining “WP MEMORY LIMIT” as “64M”
Turn Off Every WordPress Plugin
This issue can be occurring as a result of a corrupt or broken plugin.
If you are unsure of which WordPress plugin is at fault, you must disable them all.
In most cases, if you encounter this issue, you won’t be able to access the WordPress dashboard. If you can access the Plugins page in your WordPress dashboard, disable all plugins there.
Open your FTP client and rename the plugins folder in the wp-content directory if you are unable to access the Admin section, though.
The effect is that all of the plugins will be disabled.
White Death Screen
The most dreaded problem in the WordPress community is the white screen of death because there is no error message to explain why you are seeing it.
You may give a few of these a shot.
If you activate debugging, WordPress will start showing error messages that it would typically conceal in a production environment. WordPress conceals these error messages out of concern that a hacker might misuse the information they contain.
It’s possible that the actual error will show up when debugging is enabled.
To enable debugging, locate the following line of code in your wp-config.php file:
This is located somewhere near the file’s bottom: define(“WP DEBUG”, false) (“WP DEBUG”, false). In order to allow debugging, change false to true.
Employ the default theme.
The default theme should be used if you can access the Dashboard. Usually, this is the result of broken themes.
If you’re having problems accessing the Admin Dashboard, try the steps in the “500 Internal Server Error” section above.
Turn off all plugins
Plugins that try to alter the Dashboard or design of your website could be the cause of this problem.
Disable all of your plugins by following the instructions in the section above.
Boost the memory limit
However, you can try increasing the memory limit by following the instructions in the section above even though this is typically not the problem.
WordPress Content Below Sidebar
If your sidebar shows below your text rather than to the left or right of it, your theme may be corrupted or your HTML may not be proper (depending on your theme).
Reinstalling the most recent version of the theme or updating it if one is available is the best option if your theme is corrupted.
However, if the HTML code on your website is flawed, you must fix the broken code. When a div tag is not closed with a closing div tag, this usually happens.
To find out if this is truly the case, open the page where you see this error, right-click, and choose “View Source Code.”
Every piece of HTML that is utilized on your website will be displayed. Copy this code, open the HTML Validation Checker tool, and paste it there to see if your HTML is valid.
If you find a mistake on that website, you must find the file containing the faulty HTML code and fix it. Sadly, each theme has hundreds of files and is unique. You will need to conduct your own research to find the file and the problem that led to the erroneous code. We’re sorry, but we can’t help you with that.
Your theme can be faulty if you have valid HTML code but the problem persists. There might also be some flawed code in the style.css file for the current theme. If the style.css file needs to be fixed, a developer will be needed.