WordPress is a powerful and easy-to-use content management system. However, it can be vulnerable if you don’t know what you’re doing. In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common WordPress errors people make and show you how to fix them.
1. Installing Too Many Plugins
Installing too many plugins can cause your site to slow down. WordPress allows you to install a lot of great plugins, but it’s important not to go overboard and install more than what you need.
Otherwise, this will affect the speed of your website which is something no one wants.
If you’re having problems with how fast your website loads, try deleting all the unnecessary plugins that are slowing it down first before anything else.
You should only have as many as possible while making sure they don’t interfere with each other or may hinder performance in any way at all either by loading files unnecessarily or draining resources such as memory and CPU usage.
2. 404 Errors
404 errors are one of the most common WordPress errors.
If you’re seeing 404s on your site, it means that users may be landing on pages that no longer exist, or URLs they typed in might be wrong because something was changed within the website’s structure without redirecting them properly.
There are several reasons why this can happen such as uploading an image with a broken link or even manually removing content from posts and pages while forgetting to change links.
This tends to break permalinks for some reason after updating plugins especially outdated ones so try re-saving your post permalinks in the WordPress settings.
3. You’re Unable to Upload Images
If you’re unable to upload images, this may be due to an incorrect permissions issue.
Make sure that the directories where files are being uploaded have to write access by checking for 777 or 666 permission in your FTP program settings.
The WordPress default directory is wp-content/uploads and it should be set on 777 (world writable).
Another thing you can do is check if there’s a plugin causing conflict with image uploading such as one that might change the default location of images when uploading them into posts or pages like NextGEN Gallery does.
4. White Screen of Death
This happens when there’s no output from your PHP and MySQL scripts.
There are several reasons that could cause this.
However, the solution would be to check if you’re using a plugin that may have caused the error, or possibly because of not having enough memory allocated for WordPress which is set at 64MB by default so it can be increased through cPanel.
You might also need to increase the maximum execution time limit in php.ini otherwise, this will trigger an infinite loop resulting in a white screen until someone manually stops the process with killing tasks via task manager on Windows OSes or kill -s 15 “PID” command where PID refers to each script/process’ unique number.
Ultimately, if you encounter this issue, you’ll need to request WordPress management services.
Avoid These Critical WordPress Errors
Avoiding these WordPress errors is key if you want to maintain high performance with your website. To learn more about this subject, continue reading our blog for more helpful articles.