Troubleshooting WordPress Website : Tips to Ensure Error-free WordPress Blog

Troubleshooting WordPress Website : Tips to Ensure Error-free WordPress Blog

WordPress is the best CMS, hands down! Still, it renders a number of errors sometimes. Here is an article that talks about the most common 5 WordPress errors, there reasons as well as their solutions.

By Geeta Tyagi

WordPress is among the most loved CMSs and there are endless reasons why developers love it. But, this web development platform often may drive you crazy as well. But fret not! If there is a problem, obviously it also comes with a solution as well. So, in this piece we will be helping you with few common WordPress errors and their solutions.

1st Error: Internal Server Error:

Among the most common ones, Internal Server errors the most known of. And it may leave you annoyed as it generally doesn't suggests what to fix actually.

Internal Server Error


However, the common error causes can be:

  • Corrupted plugin functions
  • Exhausted PHP memory limit
  • Corrupted theme functions
  • Corrupted .htaccess


The Solution would be:

  • Editing the .htacess file
  • Deactivating all plugins
  • Changing the theme of your website of blog
  • Repairing the wp-admin as wp-includes folders
  • Increasing the PHP memory limit

2nd Error: Auto-Update Failed:

The new auto-update feature in WordPress can bydefault fix minor bugs. This is a genius feature, but still fails at times.

Auto update feature in WordPress

And the reasons could be:

  • PHP errors
  • WSOD (White Screen of Death)
  • Updation failure due to connection error or incorrect file permission

The solution would be to update your WordPress website manually. And to do that you need to download and unzip the latest WordPress .gz file - deactivate plugins - delete wp-includes and wp-admin directories through your FTP - and update files like wp-content manually. For rest of the steps, you can follow the help document available on WordPress website.

3rd Error: Syntax WordPress Error:

Syntax errors are of the most common errors developers often face if they have added code snippets to their sites. The error says :

Syntax WordPress Error


Parse error - syntax error, unexpected $end in /public_html/your_site/wp-content/themes/your-theme/functions.php on line 38

The error causes because of some missing or unexpected character(s) in the problematic file. But the error itself comes with a solution as it tells where exactly the issue is. Which means solving the error should be a breather.  

To fix it...

  • Learn and perfectionize the skill of adding code snippets to WordPress and then fix the affected code
  • But the most advisable thing to do would be to use a new theme or plugin


4th Error: Database Connection Error:

Database connection error is pretty self explanatory where you know that something has been broken into the WordPress database.

Database Connection Error

 The error happens because...

  • The wp-config.php file is having one or more errors
  • Your hosting provider is having some issues
  • Or may be someone has hacked your website (in WordPress which is not a very big deal)


Solutions are...

  • Find and edit the error in wp-cinfig.php file
  • Inform your hosting provider about the issue you are facing and ask them to rectify it accordingly
  • If the website has been compromised, please take relevant steps to recover as well as safeguard it.


5th Error: Scheduled Maintenance Error

This error causes when your website is briefly unavailable for a certain period of time.

Scheduled Maintenance Error

Though this problem should not concern you much, still the causes can be...

  • Few things which actually are beyond your controls have gone wrong
  • The .maintenance file must not had been deleted properly after updating


And the solutions would be...

  • Update your WordPress site manually
  • Delete the .maintenance file from the root directory using your FTP

    And when you have a WordPress website development company like us aside you, you have nothing to worry about. Our expert developers can take care of anything concerning the errors and their solutions.

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Author: Geeta Tyagi

Geeta Tyagi is a digital marketing professional with a wealth of experience in Web Development, Designing, Web Analytics, Conversion Optimization, Software and Digital Marketing Technologies. She shares her expertise freely and is always pleasant to be around online. Her deep insight on every aspect of the brand as well as project management, has enabled her to carve a niche for herself within the industry. Her thoughts & actions with powerful analysis have brought significant improvements in the marketing strategy & processes.

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