10 Most Common Errors In WordPress And Their Solutions.

common errors in wordpress

While handling a WordPress website, you may encounter with many WordPress errors. Have you ever thought about knowing all the possible errors which can occur in the WordPress? Well, you should have a clear idea about the common errors in WordPress.

In this post, I will walk you through the list of the errors which can occur on the WordPress website. Millions of websites are running on the WordPress platform and people are heading towards it in the most vigorous way.

Are you the one who hire the professionals just to solve some simple errors in WordPress? What if your tech person doesn’t have the time to solve the problem. Why don’t you solve it yourself?

The WordPress Errors Which Can Make Difficult To Handle A Website.

1. Page Showing 404 Error

Most of the time when your content has been shifted or deleted from your website then your users will get a 404 error. People fret a lot when they encounter such errors. The 404 error hasn’ the major influence on the SEO of your blog.

But if you have many errors then it won’t be favorable. There are many ways to solve 404 error problem. You can use the redirection method.

Before redirecting any page to your any other page, you should check the status of the page showing 404 error. If it doesn’t relate to any other content present on your website then it won’t be a good idea to redirect. You have to check a few things to fix this error.

2. The 500 Internal Server Error

You may see this error because of many reasons. Maybe any poorly coded plugin is creating the problem. It is always recommended that you should check many things before you choose a plugin.

It is possible that the .htaccess file has been corrupted. To solve this problem, you can delete the file and create the .htaccess file by setting the permalinks.

An another solution of this error is to increase the memory limit.

3. HTTP Error While Uploading Images

It is experienced that while uploading the images, the users see an HTTP error. It doesn’t allow the user to upload the image in the WordPress media library. You can see this error because of the wrong permissions.

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To solve HTTP error, you have to set the permissions for the upload folder present in the wp-content directory of the WordPress. You should know the permissions which can be set for your content.

4. Error Establishing A Database Connection

Error Establishing A Database Connection” – An error which can be seen when you move a website from one host to another then you create a database whose credentials remain different from the old database. This is one of the most common errors you will see while building a blog.

To solve this error, you have to change the database credentials so that they can match so that the database connection can be made.

5. Sidebar Shifting Error

When you build a website which can drive traffic then you focus on the design. You choose the right WordPress theme which can show the visual content effectively. But when the bloggers try to re-design the WordPress themes then the sidebar shifting error may occur. It is because space, margin, padding, and many other things are not measured correctly.

6. Not Able To Login To Your Admin Panel

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This one of the most common errors in WordPress people face. When you try to login and you can’t login to your WordPress admin panel. It may occur due to your browser, wrong code added, memory exceeded etc. You have to check your plugins. It may be possible that any recently updated or installed plugin is the cause.

7. WordPress WP-Admin Redirects To HomePage

When you login to your WordPress admin panel then after some time WordPress WP-Admin redirects to homepage again. It may occur due to the cache and cookies stored in your browser. When you change the domain name and don’t change WordPress site URL then you will see this error.

8. Broken Image Links Error

When you move WordPress or change the domain then you should always change the path of the images. If you don’t do that then you will see the broken images in your blog posts. There may occur many errors in WordPress but this error may influence your website’s reputation.

You know that the visual content attracts the people a lot and if they see the broken image links then it won’t be good for your social brand. You can fix broken image links by editing the SQL in the phpMyAdmin.

9. Syntax Error

When you add any code in your functions.php file then if you skip anything from the full code or add any extra code then you will see the syntax error in the browser. WordPress will guide you to the folder, file, and the line number so that you can check the file and correct it.

It can be corrected if you correct the code or you just remove that code from the theme file. Your website won’t open till you fix the syntax error.

10. White Screen Of Death

It is one of the most common errors in WordPress. When you use the WordPress CMS and don’t even able to see anything. It may occur due to the memory exhausting. Just increase the memory limit and the problem would be solved.

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It is possible that one of your plugins is the culprit. Disable all the plugins and check your website after each plugin deactivation.

Have You Ever Encountered With Any Of These WordPress Errors?

There is nothing worse than seeing the WordPress errors on your computer screen. Most of the bloggers get fed up when they see these common errors in WordPress. I am sure that you have seen one of the errors mentioned above. While running a WordPress blog, you have to learn many things.

You should know how to fix such errors in WordPress. There is nothing complicated. You just have to check the necessary things for which, you don’t need any professional.

If you fail then one of the best solutions is to ask your web hosting support team for help. They can let you know the proper reason. If you still face any problem then feel free to ask.

by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and a LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, theme development, design issues and what not.

12 comments

  1. Hi Ravi,

    These are all great! I know a lot of people have issues on their sites and just don’t know how to fix it. I think everyone should save this post in the event they have problems. At least they can refer to your post and fix it on their own.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    B

    1. Hey Bren,

      Most of the people call their WordPress guy when they see these errors. At least they should try themselves first. There isn’t much to do for solving these common WordPress errors.

      I hope this post can help the people who are afraid of WordPress.
      Thanks for taking the time to share and comment.
      Have a rocking day.
      ~Ravi

  2. Hi Ravi,

    Thank you so much for sharing these fixes and ways to solve problems that we could potentially have with WordPress.

    There are so many different things that can go wrong, through no fault of our own but we have to and need to be aware of ways to solve the problems.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    1. Hey Monna,

      You never know about the errors, they can appear anytime. You must know the reasons and the fixes so that you can handle your WordPress blog without any help.

      It’s always good to have the full control over your blog. These errors are seen on many websites and it’s necessary to learn about these common errors and their solutions.
      Thanks for taking time to comment.
      Enjoy the day.
      ~Ravi

  3. I have encountered every single one of them Ravi. And have learned to how to remove them by talking to different people if required. Good list for those who are new to WordPress. Cheers

    1. Hey Ahmad,

      We all face such problems.
      The best thing is to solve the problem by knowing its reason. WordPress is an amazing platform but sometimes, you have to take care of it.
      Thanks for being here.
      Have a nice day.
      ~Ravi

  4. Hi Ravi,
    This is indeed an informative and educative post. Since we the bloggers always use WP it happens sometimes. Yes, though I encountered most of the errors and always took some kind of help from fellow bloggers and techies to fix,
    Thanks for telling about all these and the solutions to fix it.
    I appreciate your wonderful share.
    Keep sharing
    May you have a great week ahead.
    Best
    ~ Philip

    1. Hey Philip,

      I have noticed many bloggers who encounter these WordPress errors and don’t take any action due to the lack of technical knowledge. At such time the best thing is to take the help from the fellow bloggers.

      Won’t it great if you know about the solutions of these common WordPress errors? Bloggers won’t face any problem after that. These simple problems can be solved without any help.

      Thanks for taking the time to drop the input.
      Have an amazing day.
      ~Ravi

  5. Hi Ravi Sir.
    Indeed informative post. I have faced all of these errors since I started using WordPress. Well some of them are easy to fix while some of them requires much time to get fixed.
    403 Forbidden error and Briefly unavailable for schedule maintenance error are the two most probable errors I’ve ever faced. On the other hand, white screen of death & 404 can easily be fixed.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Prakhar.

    1. Hey Prakhar,

      When people notice any error on their website, they fret a lot. They try their best to find the solution, but for beginners, it seems quite hard. 404 Error is common, you can chek it from your Google Search Console account.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great week ahead.
      ~Ravi

    1. Hey Tabish,

      People fret a lot when they see any kind of error in their WordPress website. It’ important to have an idea about them.
      I am glad that you found it helpful.
      Enjoy your day.
      ~Ravi

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