Is your WordPress Website showing the scary White Screen? Here is How to fix it
WordPress is considered as the best platform which let you create the website in easy steps. But what if you open your website and it shows an error which makes it inaccessible for you as well as the visitors. The error screen which usually called as the ‘white screen of death’ indicates a problem.
In this blog, there are 5 most common factors discussed which can lead to the white screen and the solutions to resolve the issues.
Check your website’s cache:
Browser caching is a useful technique which enables you to save the local files of your website. It reduces the time taken to page loading therefore, allows faster loading. You can do it by setting up the WordPress caching plugins. But sometimes the stored files become outmoded which leads to the error.
Don’t worry the solution to this problem is pretty simple. Through the dashboard go to the caching plugin setting and click on the empty cache button. Check your website, if it starts working then done. Problem solved! This is the solution of most commonly used W3 Total Cache plugin.
Check for plugins and themes related issues:
Another culprit could be any plugin or your WordPress theme. Moreover, there may be an update issue of plugins. If you can solve the problem through admin then select deactivate plugins from the menu. It will disable the plugins. Check your site again if that works then start activating them one by one to catch the culprit. The second method is by renaming your plugins folder and then by checking each plugin.
Do you think about your theme as a suspect? Then replace the theme with the default one. If your website is showing then the error is in your theme.
Increase the memory limit:
Running out of the memory also indicates the error in your website. It may be due to different reasons like high traffic, plugins or cheap web hosting.
Check your website for traffic, if more people visit your website then it’s time to plan an upgrade accordingly. When plugins use excess resources, it also uses up the memory. It’s good to check your plugins too for reaching to the actual problem.
Your web hosting may be cheap but it is not certain that it provides the quality services you want. Consult your hosting service provider for this. If that doesn’t work then you can choose another service.
Go for failed updates:
Update problems usually get solved by their own but in case if the problem is still there then you should look a little deeper. Check for the maintenance file in WordPress root directory and delete that file. If that works, great! This might be due to the failed deletion of the maintenance file despite an update.
The incomplete update is another reason which will be completed automatically. If everything fails and still you do not have any idea of what to do then go for support or follow the manual update procedure.
It might be a syntax error:
Coding might be a daunting task for many developers as a single mistake can ruin all your efforts!
If you have checked your website by following all the above-mentioned steps and still the problem persists then it might be the wrong syntax or mistyped code. Be careful while editing the codes or else a sole mistyping mistake could be the next white death page!
WordPress backups are here for your help so there is no need to worry. You can also revert the edit manually by connecting your file through SFTP.
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