Most common WordPress Problem and Guide to fix them

There is no doubt that WordPress is one of the popular content management systems which is easy to use and perform well, but there are some common WordPress problems too.I have read my questions asked on some popular forums related to common WordPress problem.

The good thing about WordPress problem is that the WordPress mistakes and errors you face while using WordPress can easily resolve in few time and steps.

Common WordPress Problem and their solutions

Today we’ve selected the most common WordPress Problem and create the tutorial to fix them easily.

1.Missing or Corrupt stylesheet

Everyone got panic when anyone installs a newly purchased WordPress theme and sees an error of Installation failed.It may be due to missing of the stylesheet.If the problem arises due to missing of CSS file you can see the error.

! The Package could not be installed.The theme is missing the Style.css stylesheet.

You can see stylesheet missing error when your CSS file is not completely uploaded and install properly.Another problem related to style.css file arises when you make changes in the CSS file and you ruin the CSS completely.


To fix the issue of missing stylesheet and Corrupt stylesheet, you have to locate the style.css file in your local disk and upload through the Cpanel.Hostgator created a complete article with the video tutorial on how to upload CSS file through the CPanel.

2.Your URLs vs other’s URLs

By default, WordPress permalinks structure is not so good and not user-friendly.When you create a new post or create pages you’ll see your web page URL as which is very ugly and affect your SEO.

To make your web page URLs you have to make some changes in the Permalinks of your WordPress website and after making changes your website’s URLs will look good and perform well for optimisation.


To change your WordPress website URLs structure open your WordPress dashboard and click on the setting>> Permalinks and select the “Post Name” option(See the screenshot).

Common WordPress Problem

3.Disable Plugin from Backend

Every WordPress user loves to use plugins to add different functionality and that’s why we install many plugins on our WordPress website, but sometimes plugins start troubleshooting and you face some error while loading the website.

These types of error can be fixed by just uninstall the plugins which are creating the problem, but you can’t uninstall plugin if you can’t access WordPress dashboard.


To fix this issue you have to change the name of installed plugin to uninstall.You can read here the full tutorial on how to disable WordPress plugins.

Common WordPress Problem

4.You Don’t See Changes You Just Made

Sometimes you made some changes from back-end or using any plugin such as in CSS, links or other which should show up immediately, but when you go to view your website again, you notice that the change isn’t there.

This problem could be could be caused by a caching plugin that you are using on your WordPress websites such as Super Cache and Total cache.These plugins store cache on local disk and show the old version of the website.


The problem of not loading or see the changes can be fixed with just a few steps.Just open your configuration of caching plugin and disable caching plugin for some time.Now reload that page in which you made the changes if the problem is still not resolved then try to deactivate the plugin for temporarily.

Common WordPress Problem

5.Password Retrieval Is Not Working

Have you ever stuck when you have lost your password of your website’s WordPress dashboard and failed to log in?Don’t worry it’s a very common mistake done by anyone.You can retrieve your account and can change the password, but if password recovery feature is not working properly.

In this situation, you may not receive password reset email which makes your password retrieving impossible.No one knows the reason behind this, but resolve this problem is not too complicated.


This problem can be fixed by just edit your website’s functions.php.Just login to your Cpanel and navigate to ../wp-content/themes/your_current_theme.You can find functions.php file through cpanel or use FTP.

Open your functions.php file and add the following line of code.

wp_set_password(‘DesiredNewPassword’, 1);

Write your desired password by replacing the “DesiredNewPAssword” and save the file.Now you can access your WordPress dashboard by entering the new password.

Common WordPress Problem

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