If it is happening that you are encountering a WordPress, and you want to troubleshoot it, but you don’t know how to do that, we will show you!
1. Before you do anything, you need to make sure that your WordPress website is completely backed up. Because there is an error at your website, you don’t want to tinker on it, and cause an even worse error, which completely destroys your website. If that happens, you need to have a backup, to be able to bring your website back up.
2. The next step in this troubleshooting would be to disable every plugin you have on your website. Errors are commonly caused by misbehaving plugins, and doing what is said here, disabling these plugins will likely fix the problem you had. It’s more common than you may think, and plugins can act out all the time, without you knowing what the issue is. When your website starts behaving in a problematic way, one of the first things you should look for is a misbehaving plugin. A simple fix and you got the problem solved, if that’s the case.
3. The next thing that you should check out, if deactivating the plugins did not work, is your theme. Sometimes a theme can misbehave and can cause havoc on your website. Returning to your default theme may solve that. If doing that solves the problem, then you know what the problem is. If it doesn’t solve the problem, then you need to keep looking further for the root of the issue on your website.
4. After you have tried all these things, and still, you are not finding the solution to the problem, maybe you should check your permalinks. As with the previously mentioned stuff, permalinks can sometimes cause errors, which lead to the issues you are seeing with your website. A quick and simple way to refresh permalinks on your website is to just go to the settings, then on the permalinks page, and click on the save changes button, without actually making any changes to them. This will refresh the permalinks, and if they were the problem on your website, it may just potentially solve the problem.
5. Lastly, you should think about scanning for malware on your website. If none of these things are the issue, you should probably look into this. There are a lot of great malware scanners out there, and you can find one that works best for you. If this is the case, if malware is what actually is causing the problems on your website, it’s both good and bad news. The good news is that now you know what the problem is, and you can go about solving it. The bad news is (or can be) that some malware is really difficult to get out, and can cause you a world of pain once it gets embedded in your website. All you have to do is hope that it’s not the really bad kind, and goes about fixing the problem!