When you’re trying to open your website, suddenly your website page or dashboard turned it to blank screen? Did you ever face such a kind of challenge on your WordPress website? If yes, then the WordPress community called this issue as a “White Screen of Death” (Few people used to call it “WSOD”), and till the date, if you haven’t identified this issue then you are one of the luckiest people ever.
I would like to walk you through numerous signs of WSOD, and share with you the solution, how we can discover an issue and resolve it. Let’s talk one by one!
Solution #1 – Plugin Issue
You might have installed the new plugin, or updated the existing one or it may be a scenario that you’ve tried to modify the existing active plugin.
How to FIX it?
Disable one by one plugin and check your website else, disable all of them and check.
Our experts have noticed that most of the time this issue occurred between your current active theme and plugin that you’ve just installed OR might be you’ve implemented the modification with your existing plugin. In order to overcome this scenario, you can just disable that particular plugin, and your website will start working seamlessly.
There would be one more difficult scenario for you. What if your dashboard is not working (WordPress Dashboard is Blank), and you would like to disable the plugin. Then in this situation, how would you resolve the issue?
Let me help you out, you can access your WordPress plugin directory via FTP. Don’t you think, it’s the best way to disable it? If you don’t have any idea how to disable the plugin using FTP then, rest assured! In your all difficulties step by step, we help you out with great suggestions & solutions for your problems.
How to Disable WordPress Plugin via FTP?
Disabling the WordPress plugin via FTP is really the simplest task. If you’ve FTP information handy then the first login into the FTP.
Secondly, you need to open the wp_content/plugins folder.
Third, find the correct plugin folder name which you’ve recently installed or have done changes with your existing once.
Then you need to “rename” that particular plugin folder name something like YoastSEO to YoastSEO_disabled.
Congratulations! That’s all, by renaming the folder name you’ve fixed the problem and disable the plugin by which issue was occurring.
Once you’ve done the above-mentioned changes, then try to load your website again in the browser and see if the issue is resolved.
Still, if it’s not resolved then let me share with you, how you need to disable all the WordPress plugin.
How to Disable All WordPress Plugins at Once?
As you know how to login to the FTP, then go to “wp_content” after you’ll find “Plugins” folder which you need to rename with something like (plugins_old). In this way, you’ve disabled all the plugin at one go. Now, you can create one folder called “Plugins” and you can start moving one by one plugin from “plugins_old” to new folder “plugins”. Simultaneously, you need to verify and test your website & dashboard in the browser whether it starts working or not?
Solution #2 – Theme Issue
Similar to plugins related resolution, the theme-related issue we will resolve.
How to FIX it?
Disable the theme.
New Theme Installation:
New theme installation could create conflict with your pre-installed plugins, in order to avoid that you need to disable the newly installed theme. This change will automatically reflect and the default theme will load into the system. While you are disabling the theme, you should not delete the original “Default Theme”.
How to Disable a Theme via FTP in WordPress?
You need to apply the same process by which we’ve disabled the plugins. First, you need to login, then go to wp_content/themes and needs to find the right theme which you’ve installed recently and renamed the specific theme folder name by which you think the problem is occurring. In this way, you can deactivate the theme and get the resolution.
Solution #3 – Exceeding the Memory Limit
You need to first understand your website a daily number of visitors. It may be a scenario, wherein your existing server capabilities limited and your online business have an unexpected number of visitors or traffic. How you can overcome this situation, the thing is you need more resources in your server to manage your website traffic. Time being we all grow, and definitely we all need upgrades; so we suggest go for it. It’s not your site growth, it’s your business growing.
How to FIX it?
Increase server memory and resources
Even you can try to increase the PHP Memory limit by the below-mentioned code in the wp-config.php file.
Just to inform you that, 64MB should be enough memory although if you find a problem, you must consult your hosting service provider.
Cheap Web Hosts
As we always look and run behind the saving money, but in the case of web hosting, you should not compromise with quality. In order to make a profit, there are few hosting service providers who are sharing a common server among different clients. In this way, the single server resources would divide among multiple clients. By upgrading the plan, you can increase your server memory and resolve the WSOD issue resolution.
Solution #4: Unknown Causes
In very few cases, you wouldn’t be able to find the right cause of an issue and in this case, you can allow our experts to check the root cause of the White Screen Of Death and our team will provide you a one-stop solution.
How to FIX it?
Enable the WP_DEBUG mode
You need to add below mentioned lines at the bottom of the wp-config.php file:
define( 'WP_DEBUG', true);
The above-shared code will display the errors in the output screen and you can seamlessly identify WSOD root cause in WordPress.