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4 Most Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them

An error on your WordPress website can be quite a headache to deal with. Most people just try to refresh the page, hoping the error will go away on its own. But fixing these errors isn’t as simple as that. However, it is not entirely impossible to fix these WordPress errors.

1. Error Establishing Database Connection

The error above refers to the fact that WordPress can’t connect to your database. This error is the most common one and can be caused by a number of different reasons:

The host server is down. Because your website is hosted on a server, you are at the mercy of your hosting provider. If they are experiencing technical difficulties, then you will also experience them.

Your WordPress website is still in development. If you’re running a WordPress website in its development stage, there might be errors that pop up from time to time.

Your web hosting account has expired. It is also possible that your web hosting account has expired. You should update it as soon as possible with your host.

2. Internal Server Error

The internal server error is another common error that occurs when WordPress tries to connect with your database. This error can be caused by issues regarding your server setup.

To troubleshoot the internal server error, you should:

Make sure your web host does not have any data transfer limitations. If your web host has data transfer limitations, you may experience disconnections when WordPress tries to download the data from the database.

Make sure the host has a good server uptime. Uptime refers to the time your website is up and running. The more time your website is up, the more time WordPress will have to connect to the database.

Make sure the WordPress software is updated. Try visiting the WordPress website and updating the software if there are any available updates.

3. Lost Connect to MySQL Database

This is another common error that can be caused by your host or your database settings. Before you begin troubleshooting the lost connection to the MySQL database, you should:

Make sure your database server is running. Open your database settings from your database software and make sure the database is up and running.

Check your MySQL database settings. Make sure your database username and password settings are correct, as well as the host settings.

4. Fatal Error: Call To Undefined Function

This error is usually caused by multiple things. Common reasons for this error are:

You may have an incorrect function name. A function is a set of code that performs an action. Make sure the function you are trying to use is the correct one.

Make sure you are using the latest version of WordPress. Sometimes the latest version of WordPress has patches that have resolved the Fatal Error function.

Usually, this error is caused by a plugin conflict. You should disable all your plugins, except your “essential” plugins. If you are using WordPress for your business website, you will definitely want to keep all your business-related plugins. Disabling all your plugins will allow WordPress to load faster, but you will have to re-enable your plugins one by one to figure out which one is causing the conflict.

Final Thoughts

If you still can’t fix your common WordPress errors, we suggest that you contact your web host and see if they can help you solve the problem. WordPress is a great platform for website creation and maintenance, but without a good web host, it’s not going to work.

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About the author

David Sullivan
Owner of Hosted WP.