30 December 2022
Are you getting a “Failed to load resource” error in WordPress or your browser’s inspect tool?
Many WordPress users struggle to detect what resource or file is not loading and, more importantly, why it is not loading correctly.
In this article, we’ll show you how to easily troubleshoot and solve the “Failed to Load Resource” error in WordPress.
Failed to load resource error arises when WordPress cannot load a file that it is expected to load.
WordPress’s page contains various files in the code, such as images, scripts, stylesheets, and more. The user’s browser loads these files during page load.
If the browser cannot load a particular file, it will show the page without that file. In addition, the browser will add a notice to the error console for troubleshooting purposes.
In most cases, while using the Inspect tool, you will see this error in your browser’s error console.
Each error is different based on the resources used on the website.
Below are a few examples:
Even if a certain file does not load, the rest of your web page will continue to load. It could not look or behave as expected. This is why you must fix the error to avoid any unexpected issues.
That said, let’s look at how to easily solve the failed to load resource error in WordPress.
As said before, the error occurs when your website’s code references a file, but the browser cannot download it.
This might occur for many reasons. We’ll analyze and eliminate them one by one.
Note: It is important to backup files before trying to solve Failed to Load Resource errors. So, before you do anything else, make a backup of your files.
Check out: Best WordPress Backup Plugins.
Let’s start with the most common solution. Check to see whether the failed resource is still available.
If the missing resource is an image from one of your blog posts or pages, try looking for it in the media library.
If you can see it in the media library, add it again by editing the post or page. However, If the file is not shown in the media library, try uploading it again.
In some cases, you may see broken images and empty boxes in the media library instead of images. In that case, you may need to change the file permissions.
The most common cause of the failed resource error is incorrect WordPress URL settings.
Go to the Settings » General page and look for the WordPress Address and Site Address options.
Make sure that both URLs are correct. The URLs for both options must be the same.
Keep in mind that WordPress recognizes www and non-www URLs as separate addresses. If SSL is enabled on your website, your URLs should start with HTTPS rather than HTTP.
Once checked, click the Save changes button to save your settings.
You may now check your website to see whether the issue has been resolved.
Important Note: Before making any changes, talk with a professional, a WordPress expert, or a web host’s technical support staff.
Changing the URL without knowing how might result in the website getting inaccessible. It is important to configure it correctly to avoid future issues.
If all other options fail, this would be the final option.
If the error is a WordPress plugin or theme file, reinstalling the plugin or theme is the easiest method to replace it.
First, deactivate your current WordPress theme. You can do this by going to the Appearance » Themes page.
If you already have another theme installed on your website, just activate it. This will deactivate your current theme. If you do not have another theme installed, you must install the default theme.
When you activate the new theme, you may check your website to see if the error has been resolved.
If the missing resource is a WordPress plugin file, you will need to reinstall the plugin. For more information, check our step-by-step instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin.
You can also use FTP to connect to your WordPress hosting account and manually replace a specific file.
Sometimes the error is caused by a problem with the browser rather than a problem with the server or website.
Adblockers might cause this error. Try to disable or remove these add-ons from your browser.
Antivirus software or similar plugins will block suspicious or insecure pages. If you’re using these plugins, try deactivating them to see if it makes a difference.
We hope this article helps you learn how to easily solve the Failed to load resource error in WordPress.
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