The problem they were having was a WordPress plugin was causing an error and actually locking them out of the WordPress Admin screen so that they could not login to fix the problem! If this post helps you please let me know by leaving a comment on this site. If an error or problem does occur on your WordPress site it typically happens after upgrading, installing, or activating a new plugin or theme, or upgrading the WordPress platform itself. After activating or upgrading a plugin within WordPress, it is not uncommon for WordPress to display an error like the following somewhere on your Admin screen or sometimes even within your website:. It is very important and highly recommended that after upgrading, installing, or activating a new plugin or theme or making any other changes to your website or theme templates that you take the time to experiment with and thoroughly test your website and even your Admin screens to make sure that your site and backend still looks and functions as it should. In this case if the error message goes away and it looks like the plugin is installed and activated even if you received an error saying the plugin did not activate successfully , you are probably OK to leave that plugin activated, if not you probably want to deactivate or delete the plugin. If it looks like the plugin activated OK but the upgrade or install caused an error it may be that the installation script threw an error, but maybe the plugin will still work. But on some occasions a plugin error or conflict can break your website or even lock you out of your Admin Dashboard when trying to login.
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By SiteLock. On March 12, In Tutorials. Updates to your WordPress site become available all the time, whether these are updates to Core, Themes, or Plugins. Since many updates build off each other, the longer you wait to update, the greater the risk of something going wrong. So, updating WordPress themes, plugins and core files becomes critical for your website.
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