The 20 Most Common WordPress Fixes and How Long They Take to Complete.

If you have a WordPress site, there’s a good chance that you will experience one of the errors below at some point, so here’s an outline of the 20 most common issues, what they are, and how long they should take to fix.

We support many different WordPress sites, and clients often ask us to help them as they feel overcharged for fixing common WordPress errors.

In this post, we look at some of the more common WordPress problems and how long each one should take to fix.

Why do WordPress sites encounter these common problems?

WordPress is software; like any app, it can occasionally experience glitches and issues.

These are often caused by:

  • Theme updates
  • Plugin Updates
  • Changes to the theme code
  • Tinkering
  • Updates to the version of PHP your server is running

Errors that occur during updates are often conflicts that need to be resolved.

All code is delicate, and a single wrong character placed in your code can take your entire site down.

Hosting companies often update the version of PHP running on the server, which can also break WordPress sites.

How long do WordPress fixes take?

The information below is a guide, as all WordPress sites are built differently, and fixing something often requires more time to diagnose than fix.

Your website will provide some information about errors, but they must be tracked before fixing them.

How do you define a fix over a development issue?

WordPress fixes address broken things; WordPress development is making changes to your site.

This is an essential differentiation as WordPress development work seldom takes minutes, like fixes.

If something on your site does not work how you want it to, it’s not really ‘broken’; it’s just working differently from how you want it to.

The 20 most common WordPress errors, including how long and how much it should cost to fix them.

  1. Updating WordPress to the Latest Version Errors
  2. Fixing the “White Screen of Death”
  3. Repairing Database Connection Errors
  4. 404 Errors: Page Not Found
  5. Memory Exhausted Error
  6. Image Upload Issues
  7. Email Delivery Issues
  8. Slow Website Performance
  9. 403 Forbidden Error
  10. Broken Links
  11. Customising Admin Username
  12. Syntax Errors
  13. Connection Timed Out
  14. Sidebar Below Content
  15. Mixed content errors
  16. RSS Feed Errors
  17. 500 Internal Server Error
  18. Login Page Refreshing and Redirecting Issue
  19. Lost Admin Access
  20. Website Stuck in Maintenance Mode
David Foreman

David Foreman

Dave is the Managing Director at Toast and has been working with websites for over 25 years. He's a WordPress expert and has built 100s of WP sites. He now mainly works in improving organic SEO for clients.