WordPress Errors and their solutions

$ sudo gzip -d /usr/share/doc/wordpress/examples/setup-mysql.gz
gzip: /usr/share/doc/wordpress/examples/setup-mysql.gz: No such file or directory

The problem is the setup-mysql file has to be unzipped.
$ sudo gunzip /usr/share/doc/wordpress/examples/setup-mysql.gz
Then retry
$ sudo gzip -d /usr/share/doc/wordpress/examples/setup-mysql.gz
Problem will be solved!

Neither /etc/wordpress/config-localhost.php nor /etc/wordpress/config-localhost.php could be found.
Ensure one of them exists, is readable by the webserver and contains the right password/username.

Create the file manually if it doesn’t exist.
But if it is there, then run
$ sudo ln -s /etc/wordpress/config-localhost.php /etc/wordpress/config-default.php

Error connecting to the Database

Make a backup copy of wp-config.php file.
then run
$ sudo cp /usr/share/wordpress/wp-config-sample.php /usr/share/wordpress/wp-config.php
$ sudo gedit /usr/share/wordpress/wp-config.php
then enter your
database name
databsae user
database password
localhost name
save that file.

You can’t manually install themes and plugins and also automatic updates doesn’t work.

For automatic updates to occur, the folder and all its files and subfolders must be owned by www-data:
$ sudo chown -R www-data /usr/share/wordpress
This command will automatically solve your theme and plugin installation problem.

Blank screen when you go to http://localhost/wordpress/

This error usually occurs due to some faulty syntax or some irregularities with your file.
In the wp-config.php file, find the code
define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);
set it to
define(‘WP_DEBUG’, true);
Now your browser will show the errors that could result in Blank Page Error.

Happy Pressing! 😀

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