WordPress Troubleshooting Basics: Part 1

This workshop covers the basics of WordPress troubleshooting. It is aimed at a beginner audience and will cover the strategy to troubleshoot WordPress issues, along with some common troubleshooting steps that will help in fixing many common WordPress issues.

The topics covered include:

Approach to WordPress troubleshooting

  • Importance of a positive mindset
  • Documenting the problem.
  • Identifying the problem
  • Trying to replicate the problem
  • Troubleshooting Steps

Common Troubleshooting steps

  • Conflict tests
  • Backups
  • Staging sites
  • Refreshing permalinks

Learning outcomes

  1. Attendees will learn the strategy to approach any WordPress problem with confidence.
  2. Learn some of the basic troubleshooting steps that can be used to fix any WordPress problem.
  3. Understand some pre-emptive solutions that can be used to prevent WordPress issues.

Comprehension questions

  1. What is the first thing that you need to do, in order to troubleshoot WordPress issues?
  2. What is the approach one should follow in order to troubleshoot issues?
  3. Is it recommended to do troubleshooting in a live site?
  4. What are the things one should keep in mind in order to quickly fix WordPress issues?
  5. What is one troubleshooting method that could potentially fix most issues?
  • Length 34 mins
  • Topic Troubleshooting, WordPress
  • Language English

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Hari Shanker R
I am a Community Manager for WordPress, and my contributions are sponsored by Automattic. WordPress is one of my biggest passions in my life and I enjoy working on programs that support the global WordPress community. I believe that open-source tech has the potential to make the world a better place. I have had a rather diverse career with significant experience in the domains of Retail Banking, Print & Web Journalism, Web Development, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Professional Blogging, and Education. Outside of work, I enjoy writing (blogging) as a hobby, and I’m a compulsive bibliophile. I’m also happily married pet-parent.