How to fix White Screen of Death (WSOD) issue in WordPress?

The White Screen of Death (WSOD) is a common issue in WordPress that can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are some steps you can take to try and fix the issue:

  1. Increase the PHP memory limit: You can increase the PHP memory limit in your wp-config.php file by adding the following line of code: define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');
  2. Deactivate all plugins: The WSOD can be caused by a specific plugin, so try deactivating all of your plugins by renaming the “plugins” folder in your WordPress installation.
  3. Switch to the default theme: The WSOD can also be caused by a problem with your theme. Try switching to the default WordPress theme (Twenty Twenty, Twenty Twenty-One, etc) to see if the issue is resolved.
  4. Check for errors in functions.php: If the problem is caused by a specific theme, check the functions.php file of the theme for any errors.
  5. Check your hosting service: Sometimes the issue could be caused by your hosting service, in that case you should contact your hosting provider and ask them to check their server status.
  6. Check for a corrupted .htaccess file: Sometimes, a corrupted .htaccess file can cause the WSOD. Rename the file and see if the issue is resolved.
  7. Check your server error logs: Your server error logs may contain information that can help you determine what’s causing the WSOD.

It’s worth noting that if you are on shared hosting, you may not have access to the PHP.ini file and would need to contact your hosting provider to make changes.