How to Troubleshoot WordPress Plugins

Ask enthusiasts and you will be told that the great thing about WordPress plugins is that they provide you with the kind of customization that allows you to do almost anything on your site. However, plugins sometimes come with a prize. Due to the fact that they are created by third parties, they may not all be up to standard. We recently found this out on this site when, after updating a number of plugins, the font size on our website became so small that it was almost unreadable. The good things is that should you have issues on your site you can actually troubleshoot WordPress plugins, which will, hopefully, get your website back up and running.

Troubleshooting WordPress Plugins

To troubleshoot WordPress Plugins, all that you need to do is the following;

  1. Log into you WordPress website
  2. Click on “Plugins,” in the menu to the left.
  3. Disable all the plugins on your site and check whether this has resolved the problem.
  4. Now reinstall individual plugins and check whether the problem comes back.

A few tips about resolving plugin issues on your WordPress Website

Getting the most our of WordPress plugins begins with being careful when carrying out updates. Instead of globally choosing to have all plugins installed at once, you should choose to carry out a few updates at a time. This makes it easy, should issues emerge, for you to track them to the offending plugin.

You can also, instead of re-enabling one plugin at a time as a way of tracking down issues, re-enable the plugins in batches of five. This tends to be useful if you have many plugins installed on your site. Doing this means that you wont have to spend too much time trying to track down the offending plugin. Should the problem spring back when you have enabled one batch of plugins, then you can be sure that one of them is the offender.Wondering which WordPress plugins to install on your website? Here are 5 must have plugins for your WordPress Website.

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