Updated on Oct 12, 2022
Having a blank page on your WordPress Admin panel can be quite confusing. It often happens out of nowhere and leaves website owners wondering how they can fix that issue. There are some cases when you would only be able to see the left menu, but it’s the same problem overall. In case you are currently dealing with a blank page on your WordPress Admin dashboard, or if you want to know how to fix it once you stumble upon it, this is the post for you.
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Even though it could take some time and effort to identify the precise cause of a blank WordPress Admin dashboard, the issue is typically caused by an error in the WordPress code. Checking all freshly installed themes and plugins should be done as soon as possible.
If you run out of RAM allotted for your website or experience issues with your web server, the WordPress admin panel may also become unavailable.
We'll go over all of the most frequent causes of blank WordPress admin dashboards and offer a fix for each and every one of them.
Before you start trying out all the scenarios yourself, you should check with your host and see if there is a current situation going on that you are not aware of because that may be the source of your blank WordPress Admin Dashboard. That goes especially if you have multiple WordPress sites with the same host, and all of them experience the blank WordPress Admin panel issue.
If you find that the problem is with your web host, try researching if that happens often, and if it does, your best option would be to transfer to a reliable, Managed WordPress Hosting Service, such as FastComet.
We will make sure your site is as safe and secure as possible as long as you are our client.
In many cases, a blank WordPress admin panel results from code errors in your currently active theme. You can resolve this by disabling this theme.
However, since you cannot access your dashboard to do this, you have to disable your theme manually using cPanel File Manager or an FTP client like FileZilla. For this guide, we will use the cPanel File Manager. Please follow the steps below:
public_html if your blog is on your primary domain (for example, if the blog link is www.example.com). You should notice a folder with the name of the subdomain if it is in a subdomain (for example, blog.example.com).
wp-content folder and open it.
themes folder and open it.
Try logging into your admin area now. If it appears as intended, your theme may have been at fault. If so, you may wish to uninstall the theme and then reinstall a brand-new copy. If the issue still exists after this, you can either switch to a different theme or contact your theme vendor.
When you manually disable your current theme, your frontend will stop displaying. You would need to activate another theme from your dashboard to fix this issue.
If the theme disabling didn't fix your blank WP Admin, the next step should be to disable all of your plugins to determine if a plugin is to blame when turning off your active theme does not resolve your problem. The steps below must be used while doing this via cPanel File Manager:
wp-content folder and open it.
(?>) from wp-config File
Many WordPress users have complained that their WordPress admin panel becoming blank as a result of having an empty line at the bottom of their wp-config file.
A similar problem could also arise if the wp-config file is closed with the PHP closing tag "?>". This action can cause PHP to send output prematurely to the browser.
To check if any of these are causing your blank admin panel:
Sometimes, a blank screen occurs because WordPress runs out of memory. This can happen if your allocated PHP memory is low.
To rule out this error, you need to increase memory allocation to a large enough value, say 256MB. Here’s how to do this:
define( ‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’ );
A corrupt database may occasionally result in a blank WordPress admin panel. Fortunately,
PhpMyAdmin can easily fix your database, and it's really simple to do so.
We advise you to back up your database first before making any changes. PhpMyAdmin can also be used for this.
To repair your DB:
When Debug Mode is enabled, errors preventing WordPress from working normally are displayed onscreen. This option is deactivated by default since you wouldn't want your readers and customers to notice such code problems.
When attempting to figure out what went wrong on your site, these errors might be quite useful.
The error message, for instance, can show us why this page won't load.
With the information it shows, we can easily pinpoint the source of trouble and address it.
To enable debug mode:
wp-config file. When found, right-click on it, and select Edit.
The methods in this post should help you fix your blank WordPress admin panel if you're having trouble with it right now.
Also, whenever you encounter this issue, the first things you should think about are the latest updates you made to your site. Undoing these may resolve your issue.
We get how annoying it may be if, after following all of these procedures, your WordPress admin panel is still blank. It is preferable to have it examined by a specialist at this stage. If you are a FastComet customer, you can contact us by opening a support ticket, and a member of our technical support staff will respond right away.
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