4 Common WordPress Issues And How To Fix Them

0
135


Do you have a WordPress issue that is giving you an awkward feeling? If “YES”, this post is definitely for you.

In this post, we will be going through 4 WordPress issues and how to fix them.

1. 404 Not Found

In most instances, this error is caused by an incorrect URL or a missing file.

To figure this particular issue, check out the steps below.

  • Log on to WordPress Admin.
  • Go to Setting then click on permalinks

.

  • Change the permalinks from Default to other option.
  • Select Save to regenerate your permalinks, then retry.
  • If this didn’t solve the error, then Choose Default as the option and retry.

2. The Blank White Screen

The most common cause of this problem is a plugin conflict, either with another plugin, or with your active theme, or it may be hiding a fatal error you just can’t see.

To figure this particular issue, check out the steps below.

  • Connect to the site via your FTP client and download a copy of the wp-config.php file or you directly open your WordPress folder and configure your wp-config.php file. 
  • Then check if line 80 exists:
  • If the above line exists, kindly change it from false to true.
  • If you can’t find such line, then write the code above to the line next to where this is located

“/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */”

  • 4. Save and upload back to the server to overwrite the existing file.

Note: – If any errors are available, this will allow you to see them. Don’t forget to set the value back to false once you solve your problem, or your visitors risk seeing all sorts of normal developer messages and errors, even on a working website!

3. Error establishing a Database Connection

The most common cause of this error on new setups is an incorrect database path in the wp-config.php, but sometimes it can mean your database server is down.

This is most cause of this error on new setups is an incorrect database path in the wp-congig.php, but sometimes it can mean your database server is down.

To figure this particular issue, check out the steps below

  • Connect to the site with your FTP client and download a copy of the wp-config.php file and open it up to verify the server name and login/password are correct. You can check these from the hosting control panel. If you make changes, simply rename the original file on the server to something like wp_config.old, then upload your fixed copy.
  • Login to WordPress. If you see a message indicating the database needs repair, follow the prompts to run the repair.
  • If these two steps do not solve it, get in touch with your host or check their server status pages for downtime affecting your website.

4. CONTACT FORMS NOT SENDING

This kind of issue arose if the server is not configured properly so that WordPress is authorized to send email confirmations or notifications.

To figure this particular issue, you will need to reach out to your web hosting company to have them correctly configure your email address on their server.

I hope you find this article helpful.

You can check more topics like: –

HOW TO ADD CUSTOM CSS TO YOUR WORDPRESS

How To Add A Contact Form To Your WordPress Website

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here