How to Fix the WordPress White Screen of Death

The WordPress “white screen of death” (WSOD) refers to a situation where a WordPress site displays a blank white screen instead of the expected content. This can be caused by a number of issues, including plugin conflicts, theme issues, and server errors. Here are some steps you can take to try to fix the WordPress WSOD:

Check for plugin conflicts: If you have recently installed a new plugin or activated a plugin that you previously had deactivated, it is possible that the plugin is causing the WSOD. Try deactivating all of your plugins and then reactivating them one by one to see if the issue persists.

Check your theme: Similar to plugins, if you have recently changed your theme or activated a new theme, it is possible that the theme is causing the WSOD. Try switching to a default theme (such as Twenty Twenty) to see if the issue persists.

Check for corrupted core files: If the WordPress core files have become corrupted, it can cause the WSOD. You can try replacing the corrupted files with fresh copies from a fresh WordPress installation.

Check for server errors: If the WSOD is being caused by a server error, you may need to contact your hosting provider for assistance. They will be able to help you troubleshoot the issue and identify the cause of the error.

Increase the PHP memory limit: If the WSOD is being caused by insufficient PHP memory, you may be able to fix the issue by increasing the PHP memory limit. To do this, you can add the following line to your wp-config.php file:

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define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’);

This will increase the PHP memory limit to 256MB. You may need to increase the memory limit further if the issue persists.

If none of these solutions work, you may need to seek further assistance from a WordPress developer or from the WordPress support forum.

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