WordPress problems troubleshooting
Here are outlined typical WordPress development problems and how to troubleshoot them.
- Empty white screen in the dashboard
- Permalinks are not working
- Cannot log in to WordPress anymore
- WordPress errors and warnings show up
- Problem when changing WordPress domain
- Access denied errors
Empty white screen of death in the dashboard This problem can be because of bad .htaccess. Delete .htaccess file and you will eliminate
Permalinks are not working Can be because .htaccess file is not readable. Just change .htaccess permissions to 777
Cannot log in to WordPress any more Try to delete wp-admin and wp-includes folders and copy the new wp-admin and wp-includes folders to your hosting.
WordPress errors and warnings show up Add the following line to your wp-config.php file <pre>define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);</pre>
Problem when changing WordPress domain You need to update your database records and to replace old domain with the new one. Alternative you may change options table records 1 and 37.
Access denied errors Either apache user doesn’t have enough permissions to access the files or the .htaccess file is broken. Try chown, chgrp the folder and setting the apache owner.
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