Nothing is worse than browsing to your WordPress site and suddenly being met with the white screen of death, making it inaccessible to both administrators and visitors. Today we are going to walk you through six common issues that arise with the WordPress white screen of death, the most frequent causes and most importantly, the solutions to them so you can get your site back up and running as fast as possible. WordPress White Screen of Death
A WordPress white screen of death (WSOD) is almost always caused by PHP code errors or memory limit exhaustion. The first thing you should do is determine whether or not the admin on your site is working. If the front-end of the website is down, but the admin is working, chances are you have a faulty theme or plugin. You can check your admin by simply browsing to yourdomain.com/wp-admin.
A white screen of death also might appear slightly different depending upon the browser. Here is an example in Google Chrome. It actually gives us a warning saying “This page isn’t working and is unable to handle the request.” This is an HTTP 500 error.
In Mozilla Firefox, it is just a completely white screen with no errors or warnings.