HTTP Error 500 at WP dashboard log-in


#1

I am new to self-hosted website management, and I have no encountered an error I can’t figure out how to address. I have moved the content of my wordpress-dot-com blog over here to my new self-hosted site that is using wordpress-dot-org. I had added a theme and finished customizing it and finished importing all my content when I discovered that the theme I have activated here (an updated version of the theme applied on wordpress-dot-com) does not support a feature I want to preserve. So, I installed the older theme version (Button) but left it inactive. I then went into the file manager to create a child theme, and I’m following a video tutorial from WP Beginner for how to create a child theme. I had made some tweaks and wanted to see how they looked on my site, so I activated the child theme from my WP dashboard and then received an http 500 error message in my browser, saying “punctuatefaith.com is unable to handle this request at this time.” I closed the tab and tried to log-back into my dashboard, but now I get the same message when I do that.

I have no idea what might have caused this error nor how to fix it. Can anyone help me please??


#2

@ampersandams Fixed!!! :slight_smile:
Issue was with the “Button-child” theme.
You should be able to login now.


#3

Perfect!! Thank you so much, @akhilkumar332!! Could you please tell me what the issue was so that I can avoid it in the future (and also learn from my mistake)? Thank you!


#4

The issue was with the child theme, may be because of the “tweaks” which you have made.


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