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  • Today I noticed that pages of my website were not loading, instead only displaying the WordPress “white screen of death.” Google Chrome displays a server error (Error code: 500) when this happens.

    I first noticed the problem when I was perusing through archive pages of my old posts. The home page full of posts works, as does the second page. However, page 3, 4, 5, etc. render the white screen. Sometimes other pages (such as the home page) are affected as well.

    I’ve spent hours tweaking and testing plugins and I believe Jetpack to be the culprit. When the plugin is inactive, I have no problem. When I reactivate the plugin, the problem reappears.

    The problem seems to occur when I am logged into the WordPress dashboard. When I view the same pages from other browsers where I am not logged in, I can still view the pages. Very strange.

    I would rather not do away with Jetpack as I rely on the stats functionality. However, I do not want my readers encountering white screens while on my website.

    Hopefully someone can offer me some guidance. It would be greatly appreciated.

    EDIT: I should also note that for several months I have been unable to use my WordPress iOS app. When I would try to load posts/pages, I would get an “internal server error.” When Jetpack was deactivated while I was trying to figure out what was wrong, the iOS app worked perfectly for the first time in months. I doubt this is a coincidence.

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    Plugin Contributor Richard Archambault


    Hi VSRJ,

    Try as I might, after clicking through to many pages, I couldn’t reproduce your issue. You say that it only happens while logged in, and only while Jetpack is active? Which modules do you have active?

    I get this too, and I also narrowed it down to Jetpack. However, I noticed that Chrome always loads (or tries to load) a page that is actually in the trash. When I type the URL in the address bar, it always appends:


    Checking the source shows that only code up to the closing title tag is loaded. Hmmm.

    Typing just the basic URL in other browsers goes to the default home page, as expected.

    So I disabled Jetpack again, tested. Flushed Chrome’s cache; tested; problem persisted. Viewing in Incognito mode shows the site as it should be; it does not append page_id=64. Double hmmm!

    Could it be the problem lies with the cache in Chrome, rather than Jetpack?


    Plugin Contributor Richard Archambault


    Hi Harry,

    Thanks for your post, but this is a really old thread and may not even be related to your issue. I suggest opening your own thread as per the Forum Welcome?

    Make sure to include your site’s URL and all the details about the issue. If you’d rather keep it private, you can contact us directly here:

    Thank you!

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