How to fix 500 internal server error in wordpress

Corruption in .htaccess file caused this error.This is a simple htaccess error.

To fix 500 internal server error in wordpress

1.Save a copy of (backup) your .htaccess file.

2.Open your .htaccess file.

3.Delete all lines from your .htaccess file and save the file.

4.Login to wp-admin. In your admin dashboard click Settings and select Permalinks.

5.Set your permalink structure and click save changes.

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6.If you have any other information in your htaccess file other than wordpress (ie.) manually added by you,add it again from your old .htaccess file.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Mouad

    Thanx. I am using WP Network. Suddenly started getting the error when trying to access the network dashboard, although the sites on the network and their dashboards load just fine.

    I removed the htaceess and tried to access the dashboard but got same error

  2. Jamie

    You’re a lifesaver! Thanks for this fix.

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