Troubleshooting WordPress in 60 Seconds

WordPress site problems can have many causes, but even so, a few basic steps will help you catch most of them. Here’s how to troubleshoot WordPress sites in 60 seconds!


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60 seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+. We’re aiming to introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds–just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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WordPress site problems can have many
causes, but even so you’ll find a few

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basic steps will help you catch most of
them. Here’s how to troubleshoot WordPress

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sites in sixty seconds. The easiest thing
to check for is a theme problem, so first

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activate a new theme. If the issue goes
away you know it’s a theme problem.

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If not, keep searching. Next deactivate all
the site’s plugins. If the problem stops

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now you know it’s a plugin problem. So
turn each plugin back on, one at a time.

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When the issue comes back, you’ve found the
plugin at fault. The most common theme

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or plugin issue is broken JavaScript.
Check the browser console and if it’s a

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JavaScript issue you should see a message
telling you which plugin or theme file

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it’s coming from. And if it’s not the
theme or plugin try upgrading WordPress

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or replacing its core files. If
something’s wrong with WordPress itself

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this should solve it. And if none of the
above works then contact your host

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and ask them to check their logs to see
if something’s wrong on their end.

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And that’s how you can troubleshoot WordPress sites
in 60 seconds.