When you use WordPress, you will love Jetpack as plugin.
They like to say:
Jetpack supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com
..and I have to agree to that.
So.. I started to install Jetpack and after that activating it.. I got this error in my browser:
HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error) An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request
After this, I was locked out of the admin pages of WordPress?!
I can’t describe the emotions that flowed through my body, but if I have to it will be something like… WTF?
So.. I grabbed some coffee to calm down and then used a SSH session (FTP will do too) and renamed “Jetpack” in WordPress’ plugin folder, used the “back” on my browser and clicked some menu link.. and I could use the admin pages again.
Of course I contacted WordPress/Jetpack Support and had a little e-mail discussion with a friendly support guy Jeremy.
I tried to install Jetpack using different browers, using different operating systems, but.. no luck..
Now it got interesting! I am no WordPress expert, but taming unwilling computers and programs is my job, I am.. a sysadmin!
I was glad that BlueHost (my hosting provider) allowed me to check the error log.. and look what I found:
PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 122880 bytes)
The poor server just needed a little more memory for PHP to be able to host WordPress!
I edited “wp-settings.php” and put this line in it:
and that solve my problem!
..Jeremy, TY for your help! Hope this blog posting will help you too