Possible Fix for Theme Errors That Crashes a Website in WordPress
A lot of times, when you install a new WordPress theme, there are a few errors that might pop up which the developer of the theme didn’t bother to fix. These errors can cause your blog or website to crash. Typically, these errors are related to a missing close
1.1 Missing Right Padding
One of the errors that you may come across is a missing right padding. This may appear like this:
Which in theory, is all right. However, if you look closely at the code, you will notice that there is no closing
1.2 Invalid Character(s)
Another error that you might come across is invalid character(s). This might appear like this:
Invalid characters are a pain in the ass because there is no telling what the hell they are. Often, these are harmless, but sometimes they are not. For instance, the ‘#’ character is used to indicate a hash tag in a tweet. Sometimes, this character will appear in your text and cause your website to crash. Just be careful with this particular one. You can use the CharCode utility from WordPress to see what characters are causing your site to malfunction.
1.3 Division By Zero
Another common error that you will see is a division by zero. This could appear like this:
When you divide by zero, you get the infamous ‘#DIV/0!’ error. This is a critical error because when somebody lands on this error, they are often forced to close out of the website completely. Fortunately, this is usually a temporary situation because most websites will just keep cranking along until they figure out what is going on. However, if you are getting this error frequently, it is a good idea to contact the developer of the theme that you are using because chances are, they didn’t expect their theme to be used on a website that is getting this error so often. Keep in mind that this is usually an issue with your web host’s servers because they are under a lot of load and can’t handle all of the requests coming in. Nothing personal, it is just their job.
Hopefully, these errors weren’t too much hassle to fix. After all, you just installed a new theme and everything is working fine, right? Well, not exactly. Even though you don’t see these errors often, it doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. Just because you don’t see them every time that you visit your site doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. This is why it is always a good idea to keep your eyes open for these errors so that you can fix them when they pop up. If you are worried about visitors experiencing these errors, make sure that you put in a quick notice that these errors will be fixed eventually. Some visitors may have different web browsers that aren’t compatible with the new, updated versions of WordPress. This type of error can be more annoying for the end user than the occasional missing right padding.