My WordPress site only works when I disable all of my plugins. What should I do?

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I recently bought a Wordpress theme and installed it on my Linode, but it only works if I disable all of my plugins. Otherwise, I get the following error:

The site is experiencing technical difficulties. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions.

The theme developer said that your server doesn't support some of these plugins. How can I fix this problem?

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Because Wordpress themes and plugins are created by third party developers, there could be some configuration issues that are preventing the plugins from running properly. As Linode provides the infrastructure and users are free to install Wordpress on their Linodes, we're limited in the amount of guidance we can give. That said, since you should have root access to the internal configurations of your Linode, you can make any necessary changes that the developer requires.

I would recommend checking to see if there are any compatibility issues with the specific plugins you're trying to run. I found a couple resources online that talk about running into Wordpress plugin compatibility issues:

From Themeisle: WordPress Plugin Check

From Wordpress: Plugin Compatibility

Additionally, you can also try bypassing FTP while configuring your Wordpress setup. The instructions for how to do this can be found in our Wordpress setup guide here:

https://www.linode.com/docs/websites/cms/how-to-install-and-configure-wordpress/#configure-wordpress

Hopefully, this points you in the right direction!

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