Simple ways to repair broken WordPress installation

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Like every software, WordPress also have the possibility to break resulting in the anxiety of the blog owners. There are many reasons for the breaking of WordPress that includes File corruptions, WordPress e-Commerce Plugins and others are not working properly, database connection problem and many other reasons also. Though all the data of your blog is safe but having a blog down is not a good thing for a blog owner. Broken WordPress installation is much simple as you have to follow 5 simple steps.

Before fixing the issues you must backup all your data because it is better to have backup which you don’t need than you don’t have the backup when you need them. List of items to back up

  • First backup your wp-content/folder
  • And also the database of your blog

You can use the WordPress Backup plugin which makes the backup easily.

Fixing broken WordPress Installation

Fixing broken WordPress Installation

5 simple ways for repairing the broken WordPress install are:-

Fixing broken WordPress Installation


1.First Disable the Plugins :-

Plugins are the common reasons for the occurrence of some unexpected issues such as admin pages goes White, PHP error messages, Throwing exceptions, public facing pages or slow loading of pages. So you must have to disable all your plugins and that you can do by going to the page of plugins from Admin page and disable all the Plugins. You must check whether the issue is gone or not. After that enable the Plugins one at a time and in this way you can check which plugin is causing the issue.

2.Checking of your config file :-

If your blog is not getting loaded with the message of ‘cannot connect to the database’ then you have to go to wp-config.php file via FTP connection and then you must ensure that the username, password and the database names are correct. If you are still bounded with the same issue you have to contact your service provider for the database related problems that you must know about.

3.Install WordPress Again :-

Almost all of the WordPress files can be re-installed without any problem for the blog. Just make sure that you are not touching wp-content file. Log into WordPress then to tools and go to upgrade for selecting the re-install option. It will automatically re install all the core files but don’t touch the plugin and theme files.
If you are having trouble for using the built in WordPress Tools for re-installing then you can upload the files via FTP. You just have to overwrite the existing wp-content folder.

4.Need to repair all the tables of Database :-

If there is no problem in the WordPress Plugins or the files then you have to repair the tables of the database via phpMyAdmin. You can optimize or repair the table in the database by logging in the blog’s database via phpMyAdmin. You have to contact your hosting provider to get access to the database.

5. Other thing is wrong :-

If your problem still exists then it is the time to head over to the support forums of WordPress. Explain all the issues to them. You will be getting their feedback for maintenance very soon.


But according to my experience the probability of this kind of issues are quite negligible but if it stills occurs then these are the simple steps you should follow. WordPress has proven itself to be a smart blogging platform and all your problems will be fixed by using these 5 tricks and tips for WordPress installation.

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