How to fix the WordPress Login Error When a Plugin Fails

A failing WordPress Plugin can create a mess. It can make your wp-admin page unreachable, so you won’t be able to disable it or delete it!  So, what to do in those cases? We have good news for you, it’s extremely easy!

This issue normally happens for two reasons:

  1. The Plugin is not compatible with your current WordPress version
  2. The Plugin is fatally conflicting with another component

Either way, it’s breaking your site and needs to be removed. This is what you need to do.

  1. Go to the “wp-content” folder that contains the Plugin folder
  2. Change the name to the plugin that caused all this to “<plugin_name>_old”. You can choose any name, as long as it’s a new one.
  3. Go again to your “wp-admin” page
  4. If everything worked out fine, you should be able to access again!
  5. If this is the case, you can now go back to “wp-content” and safely delete the Plugin we renamed a few steps before. However, if you still have the same issue, this most likely means that the selected plugin had nothing to do with it in the first place, so you are free to rename it back to its original name and try with a different plugin.

If you tried with all plugins and you are still having the same problem, it most likely means that it’s not Plugin related. The best in these cases is to try to remember when it all started. It might be that the problem is related to a Server configuration in your hosting provider. For those cases, it’s always a good idea to reach to their support chat with a copy of the error message that you are getting on the screen.

Hope this helped you out! Please let us know in the comments 🙂

Have a nice day!


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