‘White Screen Of Death’ Videos

  • Jamie Schmid: Don’t Break Live – Using a Staging Site Can Make Your Life a Lot Easier

    WordCamp Vancouver 2018Speaker: Jamie Schmid

    August 11, 2019 — “Have you ever updated your WordPress site or plugins, and suddenly found yourself looking at The White Screen of Death? What you thought was going to be a routine update has just brought down your entire website, and the panic sets in fast. If this is your live website, that can quickly translate to loss of revenue, customer trust, and a lot of time and money down the drain. Not to mention the very bad day you are about to have.
    In this talk Jamie covers tips and strategies for keeping your site updated safely, and how to avoid breaking your live site through use of a staging site that runs alongside your live website. Big content changes, updates, and trying out new designs increases the potential for disaster when these changes are made directly to your live website. Fortunately, there are many options for creating and managing a staging site, ranging from the most simple click-to-push, to more complex solutions integrated into a developers’ workflow. She will show you how to set up your very own staging server in a few different ways, so you can push that Update button without putting your live site in jeopardy.”

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  • Kayleigh Thorpe and Keith Hyde: Battling The White Screen of Death – A Tech Support Tale

    WordCamp Manchester 2016Speakers: Kayleigh Thorpe, Keith Hyde

    March 16, 2017 — The topic will be covered by Kayleigh and Keith and will cover various WordPress user related issues commonly faced on the support team at 34SP.com We will cover popular support queries and how we go about finding a logical solution to the common problems we face and advise on how the people listening can troubleshoot their issues too. We will cover WSOD and common causes, plugin and theme issues and also cover some tips on how you can use handy tools such as WPCLI to find and fix issues commonly found on WordPress websites.