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6 common WordPress errors and solutions (part 2)

WordPress errors

In the part 1, I just talked about the first two WordPress errors you usually meet when choosing this platform, so in this final part, I will discuss about the rest including four common WordPress errors. Hope our article useful for your business:

  1. ERROR 28

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This error seems to be more about a MySQL error rather than WordPress. Generally, CMS powered website will meet Error 28.

Cause:

The primary cause is full web server cache or your temp folder contains too many files.

Solution:

The solution for this error is so simple. Two easiest ways for you are emptying your temp folder or contacting hosting provider to solve the cache issue.

  1. Error Establishing a Database Connection

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This error usually occurs when website copes with issues while connecting to your database.

Cause:

It is usually caused by a wp-config.php file, database credentials such as database username, database password and database host have either entered incorrectly or modified with wrong details. Another reason is that majority of hosting providers keep database limits, so when it exceeds, the error will occur. Or A down web server may be also a cause.

Solution:

To solve the error, let’s start with the factors cause the error, in this case it is wp-config.php file and check the database credentials. If you find something wrong, fix them and the just save. Done!

In case, you find that all things are correct, but error still comes, let’s fix issues with your web host. You can cross check whether your database has exceeded its quota or your server is down. If everything is fine, the final solution is security scan for your website. Suggested security plugins for you to refer: Sucuri SiteCheck.

  1. White Screen of Death

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White Screen of Death is when you open the site and you can see nothing but the cold white space.

Cause:

There are variety of reasons for this problem such as compatibility of themes and plugins, PHP memory limitation, or server configuration error.

Solution:

The most feasible way is removing all your plugins but don’t be impatient and deactivating all of your plugins at once. Let’s login to your FTP and locate “plugins” folder and then change the name of the folder with a temporary name that is “plugins_try”.

After renaming, come to your site and check. If the problem disappears, congratulation! It proves that one of the plugins you rename is causing this error. After that, you can start copying plugin folders inside “plugins” folder one by one while checking your site. If there is no problem with plugins, you can do the same task with themes folder.

  1. Connection timed out

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It is the error related to an overloaded server or a badly configured server.

Cause:

The server of website is overloaded or unable to respond to browser’s request.

Solution:

The most feasible and effective way is increasing PHP Memory Limit. How? You just need to add the following line of code to your wp-config.php file and deactivate plugins and themes and activate them one by one to check whether they are the cause of the problem.

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