As WordPress is a powerful content management system that allows users to create and manage websites easily by adding plugins and themes, some plugins or themes may cause conflict with another plugin or them. With its vast array of plugins and themes, it can be challenging to troubleshoot issues that arise if any functionality is not working or when a style is showing incorrectly. However, with the help of the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin, users can easily identify problematic plugins or themes that may be causing conflicts on their site. In this article, we will discuss the steps you can take to troubleshoot in WordPress using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin.
Before Troubleshooting, kindly follow the steps one by one:
Before Troubleshooting, kindly follow the steps one by one: #
- Take a complete backup of your website and database: For the health and safety of your site, we recommend creating regular backups of your website and database. This is especially important before installing, updating, or removing plugins. Learn more about the benefits of regular backups.
- Make sure that all plugins and themes are updated to the latest version: If you are using an older version of any plugins or theme, kindly please update it to the latest version.
Now let’s dive into how to perform a conflict check on WordPress by following the steps:
- Install and Activate the Health Check & Troubleshooting Plugin
The first step in using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin is to install and activate it. Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on Plugins > Add New to do this. Type “Health Check & Troubleshooting” in the search bar and click the “Install Now” button. Once the plugin is installed, click on “Activate” to activate it.
- Run the Site Health Check
Once the plugin is activated, you can access it by going to Tools > Site Health. On the Site Health page, you will see an overview of your site’s health. You should first click on the “Status” tab to check for any issues.
If there are any issues, you will see a red “Critical” or yellow “Recommended” status. Click on the issue to see more details about it. The plugin will provide suggestions on how to fix the issue.
- Troubleshoot Using the Health Check & Troubleshooting Plugin
If there are no issues on the Status tab, the next step is to use the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin to troubleshoot any conflicts. As first, please make sure that a default theme like Twenty-Twenty or Twenty-Twnety-Two is installed on the website; you don’t need to activate it. Then to perform the troubleshooting, click on the “Tools” tab and then click on the “Troubleshooting” option.
On the Troubleshooting page, you will see a list of options that you can use to troubleshoot your site. The first option is to enable “Troubleshooting mode.” This mode disables all plugins and switches to the default WordPress theme which you have installed before. It is recommended to enable this mode first before proceeding to isolate the issue.
- Isolate the Issue:
Once you have enabled Troubleshooting mode, refresh your website to see if the issue has been resolved. If the issue is resolved, then it was caused by a plugin or theme. To find out which one, you can start activating plugins one by one until you find the one that causes the issue to reappear. First, activate the Super Web Share plugin, then try activating other plugins one by one.
Alternatively, you can use the “Plugin Check” option for conflicts. This option checks all plugins and displays any known to cause conflicts. You can then deactivate the conflicting plugin and check if the issue has been resolved.
If you suspect your theme causes the issue, you can use the “Theme Check” option to test your theme. This option switches your theme to a default WordPress theme to see if the issue persists. If the issue is resolved, then the problem is with your theme.
- Fix the Issue
Once you have identified the plugin or theme causing the conflict, you can proceed to fix the issue. If a plugin causes the issue, you can deactivate it and look for an alternative plugin that offers similar functionality. If your theme causes the issue, you may need to switch to a different theme.
It is essential to keep your plugins and themes up-to-date to prevent conflicts. Additionally, always check the reviews and compatibility with your WordPress version before installing any new plugins or themes.