How To Fix: WordPress Memory Exhausted Error – Increase PHP Memory

If you are seeing a “WordPress memory exhausted” error on your WordPress site, it means that your site is trying to use more memory than it is allowed to. This can happen for various reasons, such as running complex plugins or themes, or having a large number of users accessing your site at the same time.

To fix this error, you need to increase the amount of memory that WordPress is allowed to use. This can be done by adding a line of code to your WordPress site’s wp-config.php file. The wp-config.php file is located in the root directory of your WordPress installation, and it contains important configuration settings for your site.

To increase the amount of memory that WordPress is allowed to use, you need to add the following line of code to your wp-config.php file:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');

In this code, the WP_MEMORY_LIMIT constant is defined and set to 256M, which means that WordPress is allowed to use up to 256 MB of memory. You can increase or decrease this value depending on your specific needs and the capabilities of your server.

After adding this line of code to your wp-config.php file, you need to save the file and upload it to your server. This will apply the new memory limit to your WordPress site, and it should fix the “WordPress memory exhausted” error.

When using custom codes, please make sure you know what you are doing. If not used correctly, your site can break.

Keep in mind that increasing the memory limit for WordPress can have an impact on the performance of your site. If you are using a shared hosting service, you may need to contact your host to increase the memory limit for your account.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.