Troubleshooting WordPress Theme, Plugin and Widget Conflicts

by Last Updated July 23, 2017
Troubleshooting WordPress Theme, Plugin and Widget Conflicts

Errors can be occurring for many reasons for example poorly coded themes or plugins, developers forget to update they plugins after a new version of WordPress has been released.

Please follow the above steps to determine details about what kind of conflict you have.

Theme Conflicts

Temporarily activate WordPress latest default theme, in this case “Twenty Sixteen”.

Go to your WordPress admin dashboard, left hand side under Appearance click Themes – Add New and search for Twenty Sixteen then activate.

Clear your browser cache and restart your browser.
Test for the issue once again, if it’s no longer exist you have a theme conflict.

Plugin Conflicts

If you have done the theme conflict check and your error still appear the next step is to check if there are any plugin conflicts.

Make sure WordPress latest default theme is still active and deactivate all of your installed plugins except for ours.

Clear your browser cache and restart your browser.
Test for the issue once again, if it’s no longer exist you have a plugin conflict.

To determine which of your plugin conflicting reactivate your installed plugins one by one while testing for errors after each of the plugin activation. If the error returns back you have found the conflicting plugin.

Widget Conflicts

Widgets might be able to cause some conflicts because of the HTML, shortcodes or scripts entered directly into the widget title or content field’s area.
Temporary inactivate your widgets and check if it’s solve the problem.

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