How to Troubleshoot WordPress?

If you have a problem with WordPress, these simple steps and resources will help you troubleshoot.

Whenever you have a problem with your WordPress website,

0. Don’t Panic. So far as your WordPress database and wp-contents folder is fine, you are fine.

1. Switch to the default WordPress template and deactivate all plugins. If you are fine now, switch to another trouble free template or activate the plugins one by one to find out the culprit.

If you still have problem, it is possibly a WordPress problem. Then, there are few places to ask for WordPress help:

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How to install WordPress?

WordPress can be installed easily using one click tools or manual methods. This article describes best practices for WordPress setup.

How to install WordPress?

Many of my friends have started moving to self-hosted WordPress websites. Most of them think that they need to install it manually. No need. Follow the steps below.

Installation

There are few automatic tools to enable one click easy installation of WP and many other popular software.

Fantastico Deluxe, Simple Scripts, Quick Install are some of the popular tools. Sometimes, your hosting company may have in-house autoinstallers like QuickInstall (Hostgator), Hosting connection (GoDaddy). All or either of these will be available in your hosting cPanel usually.

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Blogger to WordPress converts – Beginner Questions

WordPress is better and different than Blogger. This article answers common questions asked by people who moved from Blogger to WordPress.

WordPress is better and different compared to Blogger. This article answers common questions asked by people who moved from Blogger to WordPress.

Where is my Dashboard?

See Site admin under Meta section in the right side bar of your blog.

Can I edit my theme?

If you have installed WordPress software in your own site, yes. If you are using WordPress.com then you need to pay 15 USD to edit your theme. Alternatively, you can choose from different themes given at Site Dashboard -> Appearance -> Themes

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