Most Common WordPress Errors with Their Solutions

We all know the fact that WordPress is a superb content management system on the web. But, it doesn’t mean it is a perfect platform. There are some common flaws that can blow your mind, especially if you are a beginner. Sometimes, it becomes difficult to deal with the basic errors as they are invisible to our eyes. Therefore, it is necessary to find out the relevant solution that can help you run a website without any obstruction.

Fortunately, WordPress has some fantastic solutions that can help you resolve your problems with ease. To help you out, we bring you this blog post where we will discuss the most common WordPress errors with their respective solutions. I hope you will enjoy this blog post.

1.    Syntax Errors

Syntax ErrorsSyntax errors are one of the most common errors. It occurs when you make a use of an older version of a theme, or you have written the code incorrectly. Well, this problem can be solved easily.


  • Make sure that the codes you have written is correct or you just re-uploaded your original theme file.
  • You can also check the code on WordPress support forums and fix them accordingly. If the problem still persists, you have to change the theme.

2.    Auto- Update failed

Auto- Update failedSometimes users face this problem while updating their WordPress core. Thus, it is recommended to always make a backup file before updating your WordPress site. There are multiple reasons for failures such as loss of internet connections while auto-updating or might be you have written incorrect file permission.


  • First, you need to delete the Maintenance file from your WordPress directory by making the use of FTP.
  • Do check the file permission. Sometimes, due to this error, WordPress could not create the upgrade directory.  You can also deactivate all your plugins.
  • And if above solutions fail, then update your WordPress manually.

3.    Internal Server Error

Internal Server ErrorUndoubtedly, it is one of the most common errors that one faces while using a WordPress or any other website. And the most annoying thing is that there is no fix solution for this error. But still you can try the following ways to solve internal server error.


  • Firstly, you can cross-check whether there is any corrupted .htaccess file or not. Thereafter, you can rename your main .htaccess file and login to your site using FTP. Once you renamed the file, you can try to load your site to check whether your problem solved or still in the process. Make sure that you go to the settings > Permalinks > save the above changes. It will help you create proper new rewrite rules.
  • And if everything fails, deactivate all of your plugins because the error may be caused due to a corrupt plugin.

4.    White Screen of Death

White Screen of DeathThis error occurs when you see nothing but a blank page while accessing your WordPress site. It happens when your memory is being drained or may be due to some missing file.


  • You can increase your memory limit by incorporating the following line in your WordPress wp-config.php file. It will help you increase the default WordPress memory limit and if it didn’t solve your problem, you can disable all of your plugins.
  • You can also replace a theme with a default theme.

5.    HTTP error on image uploads

HTTP error on image uploadsThis error stops you from uploaded images or any sort of important media files. There are multiple reasons for this error, so be cautious while solving this problem as it may need some modifications for better results.


  • First, you need to check the file permission of the upload folder, if they are changed accidently, you can correct the file permission. For this, you just need to connect it to an FTP client.
  • Second thing you can do is disable the flash uploader. Just switch to the browser upload by following the links written on the upload screen.

6.    404 Post Error

404 Post ErrorIt is one of the most common errors faced by every WordPress user. This happens when you are having issues related to your permalink settings or may be due to rewriting rules.


  • Do check your permalinks before trying anything else.
  • Go to settings > Permalinks > Save changes. If it fails, then you need to update your .htaccess file manually.


That’s all.

With the help of this blog post, you can encounter some of the common WordPress errors as well as solve them with ease.

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