WordPress White Screen of Death (WSOD) – Common Causes and Solutions


A white screen of death (WSOD) is a common issue in WordPress. Here are some common causes and solutions:

  1. Plugin conflict: Deactivate all plugins and activate them one by one to determine which plugin is causing the problem.
  2. Theme conflict: Switch to a default WordPress theme like Twenty Twenty-One to see if the issue is with your theme.
  3. Exhausted memory limit: Increase the memory limit in your wp-config.php file by adding define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');.
  4. Corrupted .htaccess file: Regenerate the .htaccess file by logging into your website using an FTP client and navigating to the root folder.
  5. Broken database: Use the WP-CLI command wp db check to check for database issues and wp db repair to repair them.
  6. Outdated PHP version: Check the required PHP version for your WordPress version and update if necessary.

If none of these solutions work, try contacting your hosting provider for further assistance.

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