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How to fix WordPress error: There has been a critical error on this website, please check your site admin email inbox for instructions


WordPress users usually experienced this error: “There has been a critical error on your website. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions.” This error usually displays when you are trying to access the WordPress admin. The main cause of this error is incompatibility like when the current WordPress version and the plugins are not compatible and this will disrupt the WordPress admin settings. In this guide I will be showing you how to quickly fix this error. On this blog you may also want to know How to Install and Setup WordPress into a cPanel and Configure Your First WordPress Theme.

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1: Sometimes this issue is caused as a result of the PHP version. WordPress can automatically update your PHP Version and this sometimes can have a negative impact on the theme and plugins for the website. All you need to do is to go into your cPanel and search for the section where you have the PHP Version settings. You can downgrade the current PHP version to the previous version and you will be good.


Downgrade to the previous version.


2. Running your WordPress in Debug Mode can fix this issue. All you need to do is access the cPanel and open the public_html directory. Then, open the WordPress configuration file called wp-config.php using the edit button. Search for WP_DEBUG and change the false to true.


After doing the above refresh the webpage again and you will details of what is causing the error. This is a process called debugging whereby you are trying to find the cause of an error.


3. The above message shows it’s a plugin issues so what you need to do next is to deactivate the WordPress Plugin from the cPanel by navigating to /home/mysite/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/………


You can rename the plugins folder or the plugins itself which is causing the error.


I hope you found this blog post on How to fix WordPress errors: There has been a critical error on this website. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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