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[Resolved] WP-Admin Not Working Issue

Sometimes, if there is any problem with the theme then you might encounter wp-admin not working error frequently.

At times, using old and incompatible WordPress application is another reason for causing this issue. Also, if there is an issue with the plugins and Cpanel permission can also trigger up the error on your system screen.

Incorrect upload or corruption of the files and sometimes firewalls can block access to the WordPress admin panel and, as a result, the error pops up.

Hence, find the best way to resolve the error at the earliest.

How to Fix WP-admin Not Working Error?

When you encounter wp-admin not working issue, you can not get access to your account or unable to login to your admin WordPress admin area. So, if you do not fix this issue then it might cause other errors like wp-admin not working blank page, connection error and a server error as well.

Hence, follow the methods that are given below to get rid of this error.

Method 1: Disable All the Plugins

Due to WordPress plugins, you might find this wp-admin not working issue. If a conflict occurs between two plugins then this error message appears on your screen. To fix this issue, you need to follow the below steps:

  • Deactivate all plugins by moving or deleting them from your/wp-content/plugins/folder.
  • Rename/wp-content/plugins/folder to plugins_backup

This process will deactivate all WordPress plugins from your website.

Method 2: Clear Cache and Cookies

To fix wp-admin not working issue you must clear the browser cache and cookies. If cookies are not enabled then you can not log in to WordPress account. Fortunately, you can clear the cache and cookies issue by performing some easy steps. After cleaning the cookies, enable Cookies on your browser. Then, restart your browser and try to log in to your account and check if the issue gets resolved or not.

Method 3: Re-Install a Fresh Copy of WordPress 

If you encounter this error message and then upload a fresh copy of WordPress and try to fix this error. If any folder or files get corrupted, this process can fix all the issues. For installing the latest version of WordPress, follow these steps.

  • Go to the official site and download the current version of WordPress and save it.
  • Locate the file and extract the zip file by double-clicking on it.
  • Open your FTP client.
  • Drag a fresh copy of WordPress to your public_html folder from your computer files.
  • After uploading all files, go to the website.
  • Enter the new database information you created earlier.
  • Click on the Submit button and then click on the Run Install button.
  • Enter all the required information and click on the Install WordPress option.
  • Complete the process by following the online instructions.

Method 4: Replace the WP-Admin Files

Instead of replacing the Wp-admin folder, replace WP-admin files and try to fix the issue instantly. Hence, check out the following steps:

  • Find out an error-free WordPress site and visits its server.
  • Enter the wp-admin folder where WordPress is installed.
  • Choose all the files and make them blue.
  • Right-click on the blue area and get the menu and copy and consolidate these files.
  • Right-click on the consolidated file and download it.
  • Navigate to the place where WordPress is installed.
  • Go to the WP-admin folder and double click on it.
  • Click on the upload icon at the top and select the zip file.
  • Once the process is completed, the files can be found in your folder.
  • Right-click on the folder and select the extract option.
  • After replacing the files, check if the issue is resolved or not.  

Method 5: Upgrade Your Site URL

Sometimes upgrading your site URL can also fix the issue. For that, perform the below-mentioned steps:

  • Log in to your site with FTP.
  • Edit the wp-config.php file.
  • Add the below-mentioned code lines to your wp-config.php file.


             define( ‘WP_HOME’, ‘http://yoursitr.com’)

              define( ‘WP_SITEURL’, ‘http://yoursite.com’); [/php]

  • Replace the .com example with your URL.
  • So, if you are already using www and then add that too.
  • After completing the process, save the changes and check the issue is resolved or not.

Method 6: Fix Theme Issue

If there is an issue in your theme then you might also encounter this message. So, if you install a problematic theme update this issue might originate. To fix this issue, follow these steps:

  • Rename your active theme’s directory temporarily. 
  • Use an FTP client and access the wp-content/themes folder.
  • Search the active theme’s folder and rename it.
  • This process will drive the WordPress to revert to its default theme.
  • Log in to your WordPress account and check whether the issue still persists or not.