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Common WordPress problems and how to solve them

By Corsto Blog Team
Common WordPress problems and how to solve them

There are many CMS’s on the market, but WordPress is by far the most popular and versatile of them all. It has a simple but relatively intuitive UI, and it powers over 40% of all websites. From blogs to full-fledged eCommerce sites, WordPress can handle anything you throw at it. But with great power comes great responsibility: if you don’t know what you’re doing or how to maintain your own website, then there’s no better way for your site to crumble than through WordPress errors and bugs. In this article we’ll discuss some common issues that plague new users as well as those who want to optimise their site performance; we’ll also go over some solutions for these problems that will help ensure that your WordPress site runs smoothly.

Around 50% of all WordPress problems are actually front-end issues, so we’ll start with them. This is not to say that back-end errors aren’t important, but they tend to be more tedious and less frequent than their front-end counterparts.

What is WordPress and how does it work

WordPress is a content management system that allows you to create a website or blog from scratch, or to improve an existing website. It’s free and open source software released under the GPL. WordPress is used by millions of people around the world, including many large organisations, such as The Rolling Stones, Disney Books and Sony Music.

WordPress works by allowing you to create posts and pages on your website. You can then add content, such as text, images, and videos, and style it with themes and plugins. You can also use WordPress to create a custom website, complex online shop or simple blog.

Corsto Web Design’s experience with WordPress projects

At Corsto Web Design, we have a lot of experience working with WordPress. We have developed bespoke WordPress site using themeless techniques meaning we rely less on wordpress theme developers (which can be problematic if they decide to stop maintaining a theme), and we have helped clients migrate their websites to WordPress.

We find that WordPress is a great platform for website development. It is stable and versatile, and it offers a lot of features and options. It is very simple to use for clients when set up and configured correctly. It offers amazing customisability and is available for both commercial and not-for-profit organisations. WordPress is perfectly capable of creating great websites that are aesthetically pleasing and work well in all browsers.

Corsto Web Design is a cutting-edge web design company that uses the revolutionary Oxygen Builder to create custom websites for clients. Oxygen Builder is a powerful WordPress theme/site builder that allows us to create custom wordpress sites without the need for themes. This makes it easier for our team at Corsto Web Design to create unique, high-quality websites for their clients.

Five Common WordPress problems and how to solve them

There are many potential problems that can occur when using WordPress, especially if you don’t know what you are doing and the internet is littered with outdated or just poor advice on how to do things. In this section, we will discuss five of the most common problems and how to solve them.

1. Slow Website Loading Speed? You’re Not Alone.

Websites that take too long to load can be extremely frustrating for users. In fact, a recent study showed that 47 percent of users expect a website to load in two seconds or less, and that 40 percent will abandon a website if it takes more than three seconds to load.

2. How to Solve the “White Screen of Death”

When you visit your website and all you see is a blank white screen, it can be very frustrating. This problem is known as the “white screen of death.”. It’s most commonly caused by plugin compatibility issue. You may have updated a plugin or installed a new plugin. The simple solution is to access your website “file manger” either by cPanel or FTP access. You will need to open the the “wp-content/plugins” folder and disable all the plugins, you can then enable them one by one to find the culprit.

Quick Tip: Disable the plugins by simply changing the plugin file name adding “.bak” to the file name end, you can easily re-enable the plugins by removing the “.bak”

3. How to Fix the WordPress “500 Internal Server Error”

One of the most common problems that WordPress users will face is not actually a wordpress specific problem but more an resources issue with your hosting provider. This is usually caused by your hosting account reaching its maximum resource limit , which can be caused by too many concurrent visitors, large files (images, videos, etc.), or faulty code. If you are experiencing this problem, you will need to look at a couple of options to resolve the issue. Your PHP memory limit set with your wp-config file or hosting provider may be too low. Second to that your hosting provider may have limits on the resources available and you will need to contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase your resource limit.

4. How to Fix the WordPress “Error Establishing a Database Connection”

This problem usually occurs when you are trying to access your website’s dashboard and you get the following error message: “Error Establishing a Database Connection.” This problem is caused by a number of things, but the most common causes are a wrong username or password, a problem with your database hostname, or a problem with your database connection string.

5. How to Troubleshoot WordPress Errors

In this section, we will discuss how to troubleshoot and fix some of the most common WordPress errors. WordPress errors can be difficult to troubleshoot and debug. However, by following the steps below, you should be able to troubleshoot and fix most WordPress errors.

First, you need to determine what is causing the error. This can be done by checking the error log. The error log is located in the wp-content folder and contains a list of all the errors that have occurred on your site.

Next, you need to determine the severity of the error. This can be done by checking the error message. The error message will tell you what is causing the error and how severe the error is.

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