How to Fix the WordPress White Screen Error
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Though editing WordPress sites are very easy, you might have to face some errors sometime. Working on the backend and suddenly you are getting a white or blank screen? Don’t worry, your site is still repairable within 1-2 minutes by following these simple methods. In this article, we are going to teach you how to fix the WordPress white screen error.
Why are you facing WordPress white screen error?
White screen error is a very common problem in WordPress. It may occur for many reasons such as high volume of memory usage, non-functioning plugins, problems in web hosting server or even for a poorly coded theme which is installed and active on your site.
How to solve the WordPress white screen error?
To solve this error we are going to use several methods as the WordPress white screen error may occur for many reasons.
Increase the Memory Limit
As we have mentioned earlier WordPress white screen error can occur because of the maximum usage of WordPress memory limit. So, we are going to increase the memory limit. For doing this we have to edit the wp-config.php file located in the root folder of your WordPress site. If you don’t know what is root folder and how to access it, you have to go to the file manager of your site or you can use FTP client to edit the wp-config.php file. See the screenshot below to understand how the wp-config.php file looks like.
Now open the wp-config.php file in a text editor and add this line in it “define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’);” Save the changes and upload the file again in the same folder. Make sure it’s overriding the previous file.
Or If you use the file manager of cPanel, Simply go to the root folder, Select the wp-config.php file and click Edit as HTML code. This will open the file in a new tab. Now paste the text inside the quotation “define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’);” and Save it. Yes, you are done.
Other Methods of Increasing Memory Limit:
Read this article to see the other methods to Increase WordPress Memory limit.
Deactivate All the Active Plugins
Increasing the memory limit didn’t fix the issue? If yes, try 512M instead of 256M. If 512M also does not work, deactivate all of your active plugins from the WordPress backend and activate one by one to see which one is using the most of your memory space and you are facing white screen error. Disable only the plugin after identifying it and now you can activate the other plugins one by one.
Change the Active Theme
If disabling the plugins didn’t help, you have to go to the next step. Yes, now you have to change the currently active theme to a default WordPress themes. Sometimes theme’s function.php file usages lots of memory. That’s why you have to change the theme to figure it out.
Followed all the methods and nothing worked for you? If yes, now you are at the last stage. You have to contact your web hosting provider. Make sure you have the access to increase the memory limit and you have increased it already. If also it doesn’t work, try to install a fresh copy of WordPress using the old database.