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How to Fix 500 Internal Server Error in WordPress

WordPress 500 internal server error.. is a common issue, And today we gonna discuss what you have to do if you get it.
first of all as we always recommend make a backup first. Most of time “500 internal server error” show due to a PHP error or .htacess error.

Enable WordPress debug mode

login to your website files throught Cpanel or FTP on the website root folder there wp-config.php.

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Search for the follow code and replace the wp_debug¬† “false” with “true”.


define( 'wp_debug', false );


define( 'wp_debug', true );

Enabling WP_DEBUG will cause all PHP errors, notices and warnings to be displayed. Look for “PHP Fatal error:”
it should be combined with a path for example “PHP Fatal error: Call to ….. on null in
/xxx/wp-includes/example.php on line 123”. Like this you will easily find where is you issue located. and you will be able to find a solution easily..

In case of you didn’t find and Fatal errors.. you can go ahead and try renaming your .htacess you should find it on the same directory as wp-config.php file.

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you can easily rename it for example to .htacess_STOP and reload your website to check if the issue sorted. If all the previous steps didn’t work for you please go ahead and contact your hosting support.

By |2018-10-09T02:12:06+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: WordPress|Tags: , |0 Comments

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