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  • Hello,

    I have copied my live site’s databases and WordPress files, imported them to my local server and updated the wp-config.php (following this instruction).

    The website shows in my browser when I go to localhost, but it misses some custom features. Under ‘Data Management’ on the live site there are option regarding these features.

    Under ‘Data Management’ on localhost, I get the error ‘There has been a critical error on this website. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions.’

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Zworthkey



    If your live site is working then your local site should work fine. This issue may be caused by the plugins. Try to disable plugins empty the folder of plugins.

    See if that works

    Moderator t-p


    Try manually resetting your plugins (no Dashboard access required). If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until you find the cause.

    If that does not resolve the issue, access your server via SFTP or FTP, or a file manager in your hosting account’s control panel, navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and rename the directory of your currently active theme. This will force the default theme to activate and hopefully rule-out a theme-specific issue (theme functions can interfere like plugins).

    Thread Starter bvd1


    Thank you for your quick replies.

    I have tried resetting the plugins and the theme on local. I found there were two plugins that I could not see from the dashboard. When also resetting the theme, these previously hidden plugins showed up and I could manually reset them. However, in the default theme, I do not have the ‘Data Management’ tab and don’t see the error. The local site does not functions as it should. Switching back to the previous theme, gives the same error again.

    Would you recommend resetting the plugins/theme on the live site? As there’s no problem on the live site, I’m a bit reluctant changing anything there.

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