Common WordPress, Plugin & Theme Issues
A 404 error is synonymous with 'Page Not Found'. Usually caused on WordPress by missing files, missing pages, .htaccess misconfigurations, DNS misconfigurations or permalink settings.
An Error 500 or 'Internal Server Error' is a generic error message that almost every WP site will experience at least once. Usually caused by misbehaving plugins, themes or PHP settings.
A 502 'Bad Gateway' error is usually caused by a resource-hungry WordPress website, under-powered web hosting or maybe a combination of the two.
A 503 'Service Unavailable' error is another generic error also often caused by a heavy WordPress website or a web hosting issue.
403 Forbidden Error
A 403 Forbidden Error points to an issue with file permissions or potentially a missing file. Often a quick fix if you know where to look.
'Error Establishing a Database Connection' signals that your WordPress can not connect to the MySQL database. It could be broken or perhaps simply the wrong login details.
A blank white screen on WordPress can be caused by any number of things. It points to a problem somewhere between loading WordPress and loading your theme and content. Usually a quick fix!
Lost Admin Account
If you've lost your admin account and the password reset functionality isn't working out, it can feel like you're stuck. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to restore admin accounts so long as you still have web hosting access.
'Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance' is an expected message if you have just done an update from your WordPress admin. If you see it for more than a couple of minutes, something may have gone wrong with your automatic update that needs repairing.
A virus in your WordPress site can have devestating consequences that put you and your visitors at risk. This requires a thorough deep clean of your sites files and improved security for the future.
A redirect loop is often caused by a misconfigured .htaccess, redirect plugin, SSL settings and sometimes Cloudflare settings among other things. Often a simple fix.
An SSL is basically essential for all websites these days but there's plenty that can go wrong while implementing this extra security including insecure content, redirect loops, cypher mismatch and more.
A slow WordPress site can make for a frustrating experience that loses you customers. A brief poke around by an expert should bring to light some quick wins to get you back on the move ASAP.
Connection Timed Out
If you're receiving a connection timeout error this is usually because your site is taking too long to do what you've asked it to do. Often solved by trimming out unneccesary serverside requests or increasing your hosting capacity.
Memory Limit Errors
A 'Memory Exhausted' or 'Memory Limit Exceeded' error will be due to a PHP script, usually a plugin, exceeding your hosting or app limits. Reducing the script usage or increasing your memory allowances are the options here.
Being bombarded with comment spam is an incredibly frustrating issue that can spoil the fun for your real visitors. Fortunately it's not too hard to stay one step ahead of these dumb spambots with firewalls, CAPTCHAs and honeypots.
Contact Form Not Sending
A misfiring contact form can mean you're losing out on precious leads. A number of things can go wrong down the chain but often can be effectively solved and backups put in place for future.
Contact Form Spam
Spam through your contact form can be not only very annoying but also drown out your real customers. Let's put a stop to it today with multiple layers of protection that will stop spammers in their tracks.