The 500 Internal Server Error is a very general HTTP status code that indicates something has gone wrong on the web server. This is a server-side error, meaning it’s likely your problem to fix if it’s your website. Here are some things you can try to fix the issue:
- Check your server logs for specific error messages. This will give you more information about what might be causing the error.
- Try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies, and then trying the request again. This can sometimes fix the issue if it’s being caused by a temporary problem with your browser.
- If you’re using a caching plugin on your WordPress site, try disabling it and see if that fixes the problem. Caching plugins can sometimes cause conflicts with the server, resulting in a 500 error.
- If you’re using a WordPress plugin that creates temporary files (such as an image optimization plugin), try disabling it and see if that fixes the problem. These types of plugins can sometimes cause conflicts with the server, resulting in a 500 error.
- If you’re using a WordPress theme that’s causing the error, try switching to the default WordPress theme (Twenty Sixteen) and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, it’s likely that your theme is the cause of the issue, and you’ll need to contact the theme developer for help.
- If none of the above solutions work, you may need to contact your web host and ask them to help you troubleshoot the issue. They may be able to give you more specific advice on what’s causing the problem and how to fix it.