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.
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.
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 :
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.
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)
- 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.
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.