Website is displaying a White Screen

The dreaded WordPress White Screen of Death! Although this sounds dramatic, it’s usually caused by a faulty plugin and is fairly simple to rectify.

Disable a faulty plugin

The guide below shows how to disable a faulty plugin using error messages displayed on screen. If you are experiencing a White screen however, you may need to access your error logs first:

Log into your Web hosting account and look at your error logs (location of this can depend on your webhost). The errors will usually give you an indication of where the problem lies and will look something like this:

[Wed May 15 17:09:46.486692 2019] [php7:emerg] [pid 7548] [client] PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'function' (T_FUNCTION) in /var/www/html/ on line 40

If you read through the message you will see the name of the faulty plugin.
Article published 15th May 2019
Last modified 02nd November 2023