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Error 500 (4 posts)

  1. SonicGuru
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For ten days now i have been unable to work in the Admin tool. I keep getting Error 500 telling me the website is under maintenance or has a programming error. Sometimes it won't bring up the login page. Most of the time it crashes upon my first use of the Admin tool. Sometimes I can get into the tool and edit a page, only to receive the error upon attempting to update. What's going on?

  2. Marventus
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To rule out any bad WP installation errors, try to reupload a copy of WP downloaded from a reputable source. If you don't want your content to be overwritten, simply don't upload the wp-content folder.
    If that doesn't solve it, the issue is very likely to be on your hosting service's side, so I would try to contact them.

  3. bheadrick
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Every time I've had that error, stripping everything out of the .htaccess file except for the basic wordpress block "fixed" it. Obviously, there were other issues outside of the .htaccess, but editing it allowed the site to load.

  4. Marventus
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In that case, you could try removing lines progressively, to test which ones are generating the 500 errors.
    You could also try to contact your hosting provider, since the errors might be occurring because of server configurations that render certain modules or features unsupported.

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