If you have noticed issues on your WordPress website and are unable to pinpoint if its a plugin or theme causing the issue, I may have a solution for you.

A while back, I was working on a clients website and uploading new images. However, the process of uploading the images was very slow and would often time throw up some obscure error. Of course, I went into troubleshooting mode. I ripped the site down to a local version with the intent of disabling plugins one by one until I found the problem. I went to upload an image and … no problems. I tried another and nothing went wrong. All the same plugins were activated, the same theme was running. Nothing had really changed or so I thought.

After digging a little deeper, I remembered that I was running PHP 7.1 locally. I went back to the live site and sure enough, it was running PHP 5.4.

Here is how to change it.

  1. Log into your websites cPanel.
  2. Find PHP selector. It should be under the software section
  3. From here you will see a drop-down menu that lets you choose your PHP version. Select 7 or 7.1 and hit update.
  4. All done.

This has fixed a lot of my WordPress problems that for the life of me I couldn’t figure out in the past. I hope it helps you.