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SOLVED! There Has Been A Critical Error On Your Website. Learn More About Debugging In WordPress.

Critical Error On Your Website WordPress

As I tried to log into my website, I saw this error “there has been a critical error on your website. learn more about debugging in WordPress” showed up. This not only left me with no access, but also, all site visitors experienced the same. Having no where to get started, I embarked on my journey to find a working solution, and which I did and I was able to instantly fix the above.

If you are reading this, I know you may be in the same situation just like I was, and or, simply because you want to stay guard. Whatever your reason may be, this article will help you solve this common WordPress critical error which commonly occurs as a result of something to do with incompatability.

What cause the above critical error?

While serveral reasons can lead to this, from experience, installing a new theme or plugin, or performing an update of either are the most common causes. This is in many cases as a result of plugin or theme code conflicts with the core WordPress operations.

If this “there has been a critical error on your website. learn more about debugging in WordPress” error showed after a plugin or theme installation or update, chances are that reverting to the old state will help you solve the problem.

How do you solve WordPress critical error? This where this tutorial comes in. If you want to, follow the below instructions to have everything fixed and regain access to your site.

2 Ways TO solve WordPress critical error

1. Using WordPress debugging link

For the all latest versions of WordPress, debugging is enabled by default. Everytime such an error occurs, you will recieve a notification to your site email containing a link to debug your site.

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Clicking on the given link which is set to expire as indicated takes you backend login there by allowing you to fine tune your site by removing or rolling back any plugin or theme changes you had made prior to the error.

2. Using Control panel

  • Login to your control panel using username and password
  • Locate your files storage usually in public_html or html
  • Open wp-content folder
  • Rename the “plugins” folder to say, pluginsCHK

Visit your site and login. Activate one by one plugin until you reach one with the critical error and delete it. Visit control panel again, follow the same procedures above and rename the “plugins folder” back to plugins”. You are done.

3. Using FTP client like FileZilla

  • Download, extract and launch FileZilla FTP client
  • Enter your FTP credentials including host, username, password and port
  • Locate your files storage usually in /public_html or /html
  • Open wp-content folder
  • Rename the “plugins” folder to say, pluginsCHK

Visit your site and login. Activate one by one plugin until you reach one with the critical error and delete it. Access FTP client  again, follow the same procedures above and rename the “plugins folder” back to plugins”. You are done.

Note: This requires you to log in to your hosting control panel in order to access your website files on the server and fix WordPress critical error.

Written by KWS Adams

My name is KWS Adams . (Call me Kateregga). I am an IT addict who loves playing around with computers and internet. Computers help me try out different things while turning them into reality, while the internet powers me stay live online. Besides computers, I am a project planning and management professional with an Award obtained from MUK, one of the oldest and best Universities in Africa. Find me on Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp. Find more on how to contact me using the contact me page.

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