Fixing The Dreaded ‘Internal Server Error’ in WordPress (Step by Step)
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Fixing The Dreaded ‘Internal Server Error’ in WordPress (Step by Step)


We’ve all been there — a site which functioned perfectly until just seconds ago decides to throw a fit and spits out an internal server error. If you’re lucky, the WordPress admin still works, but in some cases, even that may refuse to cooperate. In this article I’ll show you first: what an internal server error actually is, and second: how to fix it.

Important: always make a complete backup of your site (even if it’s not working as it should be) before making any changes — better safe than sorry!

Let’s get cracking…

Internal server errors are annoying to users and developers alike because they don’t provide any information about the root of the problem. It’s a bit like going to the doctor and simply stating that you have pain while refusing to reveal where that pain really is.