Troubleshooting plugin and theme conflicts with Site Health WordPress Plugin

WordPress Site Health, coupled with the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin, empowers you to efficiently troubleshoot and resolve plugin conflicts on your website. This comprehensive tutorial will guide you through the steps of using these tools to identify, analyze, and fix plugin conflicts for a smoother WordPress experience.

Step 1: Installing Health Check & Troubleshooting Plugin:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Navigate to “Plugins” in the admin menu.
  3. Click “Add New” and search for “Health Check & Troubleshooting.”
  4. Install and activate the plugin.

Step 2: Accessing Site Health and Health Check & Troubleshooting:

  1. Once activated, go to “Tools” and click on “Site Health.”
  2. Click on the “Status” link to access the Site Health Status.

Step 3: Reviewing Site Health Status:

  1. On the Site Health page, review any critical issues or recommended improvements.
  2. If there are issues related to plugins, proceed to the Troubleshooting tab.

Step 4: Troubleshooting with Health Check & Troubleshooting Plugin:

  1. In the Health Check & Troubleshooting tab, click on the “Enable Troubleshooting Mode” button.
  2. The plugin will disable all plugins, except for the default WordPress theme. These changes will appear ONLY FOR YOU. All other users will continue to see your site as usual.
  3. Check if the issue persists. If not, the problem is likely caused by a plugin or theme.

Step 5: Enabling Plugins Individually:

  1. Re-enable plugins one by one using the “Enable” button.
  2. After enabling each plugin, check your site health and functionality.
  3. Identify the plugin causing issues. Once found, you can choose to update, replace, disable or seek support for that specific plugin.

Step 6: Switching Themes:

  1. If plugin conflicts are ruled out, try switching to a default WordPress theme using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin.
  2. Check your site’s health and functionality with the default theme to identify theme-related issues.

Conclusion:

By combining the Site Health and Health Check & Troubleshooting plugins, you can systematically troubleshoot and resolve plugin conflicts, maintaining a stable and optimized WordPress website. Regularly monitoring your site’s health ensures a seamless user experience for your audience.