Fixing WordPress' "An unidentified error has occurred"

Phew , now that was a long title. Anyway , let me get back to my story. As you all do know that I am using this all in one SEO tool that claims to improve my search rankings in order to gain more traffic. In other words , more traffic means more revenue. That is why these days bloggers go crazy on SEOs. That’s a whole other chapter in blogging. So as I was just about to add keywords and title to the SEO boxes (which makes use of WordPress custom fields) , WordPress did shoot me an error saying that “An unidentified error has occurred”.

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An unidentified error has occurred - Ouch !

I thought it must have to do with my keywords or something. So I kept on trying and until at point , as I was just to give up – I stumbled across this blog entry in Google (phew , thank god for Google). According to the blog author , it seems that the SQL database needs to be fixed in order to rectify the issue and voila it did the trick. But thats not all , being an analytical person I took a step deeper in knowing what caused the problem and how to fix it. Lets take a look at it shall we  (Oh yeah I am going to do in point form so its easier for people to read instead of me being long winded)
Cause : – Corruption of MySQL Database. Usually the fields are out of sync. It could happen for various of reasons for instance installing new plugins or your host had some issues with their MySQL server. The exact cause however unknown
Fixing the issue :- If you do have cPanel X , then its pretty simple. All you have to do is select MySQL Database in the main menu and then select your wordpress SQL database and hit check first and followed by repair. Usually that would do the trick
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Simply hit Check DB and followed by Repair DB in your cPanel X control panel to get it sorted out

Now if you do have phpMyAdmin or other control panel softwares installed. Then kindly check the link out here as I do hope you find it useful
That’s all folks for my WordPress tutorial of the day. So if you do have a problem , don’t fear and don’t panic. Google search first , try narrowing down and finding what causes it and how to fix it. If you have found a way to fix other people’s problem , don’t hesitate to share your findings with the rest of the world !

14 thoughts to “Fixing WordPress' "An unidentified error has occurred"”

    1. As the old saying goes by , its better to be safe then sorry. So always do backup. anyway , I didn’t expect this to come out. Phew thank god , cPanel X made it easier for folks to repair their databases !

  1. Had the same problem, but the solution for me was to remove “max_post_size” from a php.ini file I’d put in the wp-admin folder many moons ago. For some reason a recent update to WP or one of my plugins (or perhaps some changes by my host – 1&1) suddenly broke it!
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  4. i have no cpanel , but i delete all plugins including theme , but have no success , i don’t now , what is the error , can anybody help me in this regard , thanks in advance

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