Problems and Issues People Face with WordPress
There has been a significant increase in the popularity of WordPress over the past few years. With the extensive use of this useful technology, the presence in the virtual world through the channel of websites has become even more popular. However, with the advent of new and impressive tools associated with this technology - there are some problems and issues as well.
Keeping in mind the problems that people face while using WordPress themes, we have compiled list of issues that you are likely to face. So, let's jump to it.
1. White Screen of Death (WSOD)
Either database related errors or the problems in PHP can result in this issue. The reasons for the problem might be:
· There are compatibility issues associated with the plug-in
· WordPress theme also might be problematic
In order to solve this problem, it is recommended that you search for the PHP errors.
2. Internal Server Error
This is one of those errors which can be caused due to many reasons. Here are some recommendations to remove internal server error.
· Disable all the plug-ins to see if they are causing the problem
· Try to switch your WordPress theme to Twenty Fifteen in order to pinpoint any relevant issues
· Re-upload the folders of wp-includes and wp-admin
3. Error Uploading a Database Connection
If you come across the message saying, "Error Establishing Database Connection" then you are facing this error. This is because of the fact that there are problems connecting to the database. In this regard, there might be:
· incorrect wp-config.php information
· issues with the webhost
· compromised website
4. Failed Auto-Upgrade
There are going to be cases when the WordPress will fail to upgrade automatically. You can identify such a situation if any one of the following happens:
· A blank screen appears and there is no information on it
· A warning message which states that the update went through failure
· A message indicating that there has been a PHP error
Moreover, there might be a glitch with the established connection. This can also lead to the automatic upgrade. In such a case, it is suggested that you check your internet connection and eradicate issues (if any)
It should be noted that the WordPress site can also be updated manually.
5. Connection Time out
This type of error occurs when the website gets engaged in performing more tasks than the management capacity of the server. The most common reason or cause of this type of error is the fact that you are trying to achieve more with the limited capacity of memory that you have. In this regard, here are some useful recommendations:
· All the plug-ins are to be deactivated. This means that the plug-ins can be an issue in this matter. Thus, it is recommended that you deactivate all of them and see the effect. If it does not work, then activate them one by one to identify the problematic plug-in and do something with it.
· Reset to the default WordPress Twenty Fifteen Theme. This is done to ensure that there are no WordPress errors related to the theme. If the problem solves by restoring to the default theme then it simply means that your chosen theme is problematic.
· Try increasing the limit of the memory. You can do this by accessing wp-config.php. In the scenario of shared hosting then you will need to get in touch with the hosting provider in order to solve this issue.
· By increasing the time of execution in the php.ini file, you can solve this issue. It should be noted that this is not a file associated with WordPress, thus you might want to get in touch with the hosting provider and make a request to increase the time of execution.
6. Maintenance Mode Following Upgrade
By default, all the updates made to WordPress are come with the automatic installation of the .maintenance file. The upgrade is usually followed by a message which states that, "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Please check back in a minute." This implies that there might have been a problem in the removal of the maintenance file.
For the purpose of removing this message:
· Open the FTP program
· Use that to login to your website
· Have the .maintenance file deleted. It could be in the site root
This is a very simple process and the above suggestions should be able to resolve the issue.
7. PHP Errors
Among the problems and issues that people face with WordPress - the PHP errors are very common. The following portion of the article gives a review of some of the most commonly occurring PHP errors.
1. Unable to change the header information: It implies that there are some characters or spaces after the closing tags or before the opening tags.
2. Allowed memory size exhausted: It simply means that WordPress does not have sufficient memory to perform the task you just instructed. In such a case, try to increase the limit of memory using wp-config.php. The same can be achieved by making modifications to the php.ini. Note that, for the later file you will have to contact your service provider.
3. Call to undefined function: It implies that WordPress is trying to find something that is not present. It is usually a plug-in.
4. Error 28: This is one of those errors which are not relevant to WordPress itself. Moreover, you are required to get in touch with the service provider in order to get the issue resolved. This error might be a result of full cache or a lot of files in the /tmp folder.
5. Error 145: This error is a clear indication of the fact that some table in the database in either corrupted or damaged. It can be resolved by accessing the PHP - My admin. However, ensure that all the files are backed up before you perform this function.