Recently today, I upgraded my PHP version to 7.4.4. After a few minutes, I received an e-mail that my website is offline. It says that “Your Site is Experiencing a Technical Issue”. But good thing, I have JetPack. Gone are the days when your WordPress website is down or just blank white, and you don’t know what to do.
Now, non-living things are getting smarter and smarter. I now know why my website is down and what’s the root cause of the issue. No need to troubleshoot it anymore. You’ll receive a link to enter your website in “recovery mode”, and you will also receive via e-mail all the details about which plugins caused the issue.
Mine was this:
Current plugin: Audio player (version 188.8.131.52)
An error of type E_PARSE was caused in line 903 of the file /wp-content/plugins/audio-player/audio-player.php. Error message: syntax error, unexpected ‘new’ (T_NEW)
So I just went ahead to my server and deleted that specific plugin that I don’t even use anymore. And eureka! My website is back online! Easy peasy right?