Wordpress is actually one of the simplest editorial or blog systems. Nevertheless, there are always problems here that leave a normal user with question marks over his head. Since I not only use Wordpress for my blog "Sir Apfelot", but also implement many websites for my customers with this blog system, there is hardly a mistake that I have not already run into.
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Typical and common WordPress problems
Some WordPress errors are more common than others. For example, incompatibilities between plugins often lead to a white screen appearing instead of the website. But other error messages or other strange behavior is relatively typical for Wordpress and it sounds familiar if you look after many Wordpress installations. I would like to briefly list the most common errors here:
- White Side (aka “White Screen of Death”)
- WordPress requests the FTP data for updates
- Changes to pages or posts are not displayed
- Maintenance page does not go away after updates
- 404 error pages instead of the correct page
- HTTP error during image upload
- WordPress is extremely slow
- Error 500 Internal Error
- Sidebar is shown below the content
- No access to the WP admin area (dashboard)
- 504 Gateway timeout
- Connection timed out
- Redirect problems with login or with contributions
As you can see, the range of error messages is relatively comprehensive - and only the most common are named here. But still: Wordpress is a great system that I wouldn't advise against. On the contrary: most of the problems do not occur with Wordpress itself, but with the interaction of various plugins or themes, or are caused by incorrectly configured hosting.
My offer of help to bloggers
Now let's get to the point. Since I work as a blogger myself, I know that two things are always important with Wordpress problems like this:
- A quick fix to get the blog up and running again and Google not downgrading the page because of the errors.
- Low cost of problem solving. Most bloggers have the challenge of getting through the month on a small budget, especially at the beginning.
I would like to support fellow bloggers and offer to get your blog going again - without charging anything. In return, I would be happy if you write a small report about my service in your blog and refer to this page. That would be enough for me as “payment”.
Wordpress and SEO tips for your success
But even if your blog is technically running, you may not be able to understand how to actually get more visitors and make money with the blog. With over 15 years of experience in the field of search engine optimization and now over 6 years of experience as a blogger, I am certainly not the worst contact for blogger tips. I am happy to help you how to monetize your blog and get it up on Google. I would also like to offer this service free of charge and would be happy to receive a contribution to my offer in return.
If you want to participate, you can find my email address in the imprint. I look forward to mail from you!
Help for companies
For corporate customers I also offer help with Wordpress problems. However, I cannot work here for free. A quick check of the company blog and my assessment in terms of technology and search engine optimization is part of my free offer. Any measures to be implemented will be billed on an hourly basis by arrangement.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.