WordPress Blank Page
If you see a blank page when you try to access your WordPress site, don’t panic! For example, after installing a new theme for WordPress this error occurs sometimes. All the content becomes blank because of this error and the user cannot access the dashboard. There are a few possible causes of WordPress blank page error. For example, it is caused by exceeding memory limits of your hosting server.
Let’s see how to solve this issue:
First, check to see if you can still access the WordPress admin area. If you can, then the problem is likely with a specific plugin or theme. If you can’t access the admin area, the problem is expected with the WordPress files themselves.
If you’re still able to access the admin area:
1. Deactivate all plugins.
If the blank page error goes away after deactivating all plugins, then it’s likely that one of the plugins is the cause of the problem. To find out which plugin is causing the error, activate them one at a time until the error reappears. Once you’ve found the problematic plugin, you can try contacting the plugin author for help or look for an alternative plugin.
2. Switch to the default WordPress theme.
If the blank page error persists after deactivating all plugins, then it’s likely that the problem is with the active theme. Switching to the default WordPress theme will rule out any theme-specific issues.
If you can’t access the admin area:
1. Check your .htaccess file.
The .htaccess file is necessary for WordPress sites to configure server settings. If this file is corrupted, it can cause a blank page error. To fix the problem, generate a new .htaccess file.
2. Check for database errors.
If the .htaccess file is not the cause of the blank page error, then there’s likely a problem with the database. To check for database errors, you can use the WP_DEBUG tool.
3. Re-upload the WordPress core files.
If you’re still seeing a blank page after checking for database errors, then the problem is likely with the WordPress files themselves. The easiest way to fix this is to re-upload the WordPress core files.