Website Troubleshooting Master: Fix Common Issues Like a Pro

Christian Aquilo


April 17, 2024

Your website is your digital storefront, a vital hub for attracting customers and showcasing your brand. But what happens when things go wrong? A broken website can be frustrating for you and disastrous for your visitors. The good news is that many common website issues can be tackled by you, the website owner, without needing a developer on speed dial.

In this post, we'll equip you with the knowledge to troubleshoot common website problems like a pro.

Basic Troubleshooting Steps:

Before diving into specific issues, here are a few golden rules to follow:

  • Is it you, or is it them? Sometimes, the problem might not be with your website. Clear your browser cache and try accessing the site from another device or network.
  • The power of a refresh: A simple refresh of the page (F5 key) can often resolve temporary glitches.
  • Check the error message: Pay attention to any error messages displayed on the screen. Error codes like "404 Not Found" can provide valuable clues.

Common Website Issues and How to Fix Them:

  1. Website Won't Load:
  • Check if your website is down for everyone using a website status checker like [Is It Down].
  • Verify your internet connection is working properly.
  1. Slow Website:
  • Large image files can be a major culprit. Use tools like TinyPNG to optimize image sizes.
  • Consider caching plugins to improve website speed.
  1. Broken Links (404 Errors):
  • Use a broken link checker to identify and fix these. Many SEO tools offer this feature.
  • Redirect old URLs to the new relevant pages using 301 redirects.
  1. Mobile Unfriendliness:
  • Ensure your website uses a responsive design that adapts to all screen sizes.
  • Use Google's Mobile-Friendly Test to identify any mobile compatibility issues.
  1. Security Concerns:
  • Keep your WordPress core, plugins, and themes updated to address security vulnerabilities.
  • Consider a security plugin to add an extra layer of protection.

Bonus Tip: Proactive Website Monitoring

Imagine a relaxing vacation shattered by website woes! Proactive monitoring is your website's guardian angel.

Monitoring tools constantly check your site's health.  Any hiccups (slowdown, downtime) trigger instant alerts so you can fix them before visitors notice.


  • Reduced Downtime: Catch issues before they cause outages.
  • Improved Performance: Identify bottlenecks for a smooth user experience.
  • Peace of Mind: Focus on your business, not website worries.

Popular Tools: UptimeRobot, Pingdom, Site24x7

Choose a tool based on your needs:

  • How often do you need checks?
  • What type of monitoring (uptime, performance, security)?
  • How do you want alerts (email, SMS)?

B2B Websites can help you in monitoring your website!  We keep your website running smoothly, ensuring a happy online experience for everyone.

Remember, you're not alone!

If you encounter a website issue beyond your comfort zone, there are plenty of resources available.  B2B Websites offers support and maintenance plans, and online forums are a great place to find solutions and connect with other website owners.

By following these tips and familiarizing yourself with common website issues, you'll be well on your way to troubleshooting problems and keeping your website running smoothly.

Do you have any website you need help troubleshooting? Send us a message and we'll help you get your site fixed.

Christian Aquilo

about the author

Christian, the Senior WordPress Developer at B2B Websites, leverages his over 6 years of experience in the industry to consistently deliver exceptional results. Known for his problem-solving skills and dedication to client satisfaction, Christian makes significant contributions to B2B Websites' success. An excellent communicator with strong judgment, Christian is a passionate WordPress Developer who thrives on continuous learning and growth within the digital world.


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