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  • Hi all,

    Using the most updated version of WordPress and getting constant (maybe 10-20%) HTTP 500 internal server errors on both the blog backend as well as front pages. This is not occurring anywhere else on the site, so it’s easy to assume there is some issue with wordpress.

    Error text is as follows:

    Server error
    The website encountered an error while retrieving http://XXX. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
    Here are some suggestions:
    Reload this webpage later.
    HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

    Any ideas on where to start troubleshooting?

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    Who is the web host? Windows or linux?

    Linux 🙂

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    What’s the URL to your site? Intermittent 500 error messages can happen for lots of reasons often plugin or theme related.

    Also have you tried the usual troubleshooting steps?

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

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