In this video, I show you how to fix HTTP Error 500 after a failed WordPress site update fast and easy.
This happened to one of my sites after W3 Total cache plugin interfered with the upgrade. If your site has this problem, it can also be from various other reasons.
I thought I lost my website because, unfortunately, I didn’t have a recent backup of it. After trying several methods and troubleshooting techniquex, I found the fix that I am presenting to you in this video.
In summary, this fix consists of the following actions:
- Downgrade your WordPress website to the last known working version of WordPress
- Removing the culprit plugin
- Upgrading your WordPress site back to the latest version
Note that this fix will apply to all kinds of problems leading to error 500.
Also, it is important to note that downgrading your site should be temporary for many reasons. Newer versions of WordPress:
- Address potential security holes
- Have better performance
- Have better compatibility with plugins and with browsers