A guide about the Causes and Solutions of the Http Error 500 WordPress

by Mitesh Singhal Singhal Industries Private Limited

In WordPress, you’ll get to see numerous errors interrupting you from doing your work. Some of these errors are simple and can be fixed immediately on your own. Only for a few complicated WordPress errors, you will require an expert’s consultation. Let’s discuss one of the frequently occurring errors of WordPress can hit you anytime. This is an HTTP error 500 WordPress can be seen on almost the site if there’s an issue with the server.

What triggers this error to cause? Well, there can be numerous reasons for this to make this error happen on your screen. One most common reason behind this error is the PHP memory limit. This can hit you sometimes because of poorly-coded plugins or the memory limit. So, first, you’ll need to identify the problem and then accordingly fix it. Let’s find out the possible reason and solution to this error.

The issue because of memory limit

If you are exhausting the PHP memory then you may witness this internal server error, So, one way to get rid of this problem is to increase the PHP memory limit in WordPress. WordPress and the host set the limit of the PHP memory. In WordPress, you can only increase your limit as high as the limit is on the server. All that you need to do is to increase the PHP memory limit and then refresh the site to check whether the problem resolved or not. For this, you need to follow these instructions:

  • At first, the user must create a blank text file and named it as php.ini
  • After this, paste this code
  • Save the file, and then you must upload to your folder via FTP or to the wp-admin

The issue because of plugins and themes

If you’re getting a problem in accessing the WordPress admin area, then there can be issues related to plugins. You must try at least deactivating your plugins one after another and refresh the website after every deactivation of the plugin. If there is no error, then stop deactivating the further plugins. After deleting the plugin, you also need to find a replacement to ensure the proper functioning of the site.

Deactivating the plugins is useful in troubleshooting many errors of WordPress, including 403 Forbidden WordPress Error. So, you must try this solution before seeking an expert’s assistance.

Debugging mode

If you’re not able to resolve this error even after trying the solutions mentioned above, then you should try switching on the debugging mode. The debugging mode will not help you in rectifying the error, but it provides a clear insight into the error. Once you get the idea about the error, you can proceed in the right direction for troubleshooting the server error. For this, you must use the feature of debugging in WordPress. All that you need to do is to paste a bit of code into the wp-config.php file of your website. This will enable debugging on your site.



Http Error 500 WordPress denotes the problem in the internal server error. The objective behind writing this blog is to discuss the error, its common reasons, and the suitable ways to fix them. If most often you face the error, then this article is the right place to get over.

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About Mitesh Singhal Advanced   Singhal Industries Private Limited

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