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WordPress White Screen of Death

December 3, 2013Omar Nofl0 Comments



Wordpress is one of the most versatile scripts around. However due to 3rd party scripts, plugins, and themes, WordPress can occasionally have problems. These problems usually break the php process and a white page is shown with no error. The causes of this White Screen of Death, or wsod, are varied. Here are Top reasons and possible solutions.

Broken Theme

Log into cPanel
Click phpMyAdmin
Locate correct WordPress Database
Browse table wp_options
Go to page 2 change – Change the template and style sheet to twentytwelve.

Incompatible Plugin

Open the File Manager
Open the wp-content folder,
Rename the “plugins” folder to “plugins_old”.
Create new empty folder called “plugins”.
This will disable all the WordPress plugins.
Refresh your WordPress site, and log into the WordPress Dashboard and verify site is working.
Enable plug-ins one at a time to see which one was causing the issues.

Memory_limit Maxed.

Increasing the memory_limit in the php.ini file, may resolve the problem. Please see our article WordPress: Memory Limits.
to see how to increase the limit.

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