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How To Fix WordPress Plugin Errors?

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Plugin errors affect WordPress functioning in many ways. At times, an error message is displayed in the admin area that provides information about the plugin that is causing a problem. While in some cases, errors are displayed on the website and this might affect your brand.

Errors can be caused even after installing the plugins and updating them regularly and even after you have updated the WordPress version. The later situation indicates that the plugin that you have installed is not compatible with the current version of WordPress that you are using.

In order to resolve plugin related errors, locate the plugin that is causing the error and deactivate it. It is possible to locate the faulty plugin through the error message displayed. However, if the fault plugin is not specified by the error message, you can determine the issue manually by deactivating all the plugins that you have installed. After this, you need to activate each plugin one by one while checking your WordPress website, the plugin that clashes with your website is the faulty plugin.

How To Deactivate A Faulty Plugin?

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Type ‘YourWebsite DomainName/wp-admin’ in the browser. (Replace YourWebsiteDomainName with the real domain name of your website).
  3. Enter the login credentials – Username and Password.
  4. Click on ‘Log In’.
  5. Click on the ‘Plugins’ option present on the left hand corner.
  6. Look for the faulty plugin and click on ‘Deactivate’.
  7. Click on ‘Apply’.

How To Locate The Faulty Plugin Manually?

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Type ‘YourWebsite DomainName/wp-admin’ in the browser. (Replace YourWebsiteDomainName with the real domain name of your website).
  3. Enter the login credentials – Username and Password.
  4. Click on ‘Log In’.
  5. Click on the ‘Plugins’ option present on the left hand corner.
  6. Select all plugins and in the ‘Bulk Action’ menu, select the ‘Deactivate’ option.
  7. Click on ‘Apply’.

It is important to note here that if the error continues to show even after deactivating all the plugins, then none of the plugins is the cause of the error.

  1. Enable the plugins one by one by clicking on the ‘Activate’ option present below the plugin’s name.
  2. Check your WordPress website for errors.
  3. Repeat the steps 7 and 8 until you locate the faulty plugin. Once you are able to locate the plugin causing the error, deactivate it.

Your WordPress website plugin error is now fixed. You can get in touch with the plugin developer for informing him about the plugin issue.

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