WordPress White Screen of Death - How to fix it?



2020-05-18 16:25:49

White screen of death – this is probably one of the “most” common yet “most” frustrating issues faced by “most” of the developers! Yes, this is true. When you are locked out of WordPress (read: kicked out) and staring at the giant milky white screen with NO error message – you are messed up badly, its white screen of death and you have every right to panic.

However, when you are done with panicking, it’s time to fix the issue. How? The best solution is to reach out to a professional WordPress developer or web maintenance service or try on your own. Following are a list of "errors" that may cause the white screen of death and possible solutions to resolve them:

1.     If you are using WordPress 5.2 or higher, you have already received a mail detecting the theme or plugin causing the issue. But, if did not received any, it’s time to dig dipper.

2.     Sometimes this can happen due to memory exhaustion. It is recommended to increase PHP memory that is available to the WordPress site.

3.     One of the most common reasons that lead to the white screen of death is plugin malfunction. Disable all the plugins or a particular one that you have installed recently and this may resolve the issue. 

4.     Another popular reason is theme malfunction. You may need to replace your current theme with a WordPress default theme and bingo! The issue is resolved.

5.     If the issue is not a resultant of theme or plugin malfunction, then you need to turn on the debugging process or simply clear the cache. It may help.

If you are facing the white screen of death issue and searching for a solution on the web, then try one or all tricks that are mentioned in this blog. Let us know if any of these tricks worked (it will work, we know!). For more information, wpwebhelp.

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