If you haven’t received the email sent by WordPress to reset your password, some people have suggested that it’s possible to access the recovery mode manually by entering a specific URL. However, it’s important to note that this method may not work for everyone, as the author of this note found that it didn’t work when they tried it.
Despite this, if you would like to try this method, you can enter the following URL into your browser:
Don’t forget to replace “https://yoursite.com” with the actual URL of your WordPress site.
When you encounter the error message “There has been a critical error on this website. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions,” it likely means that your WordPress site is in recovery mode.
Recovery mode is a built-in feature in WordPress that is designed to help users resolve fatal issues on their site. When your site is in this mode, the frontend of your website will display the aforementioned error message and you should receive an email with the subject line “[Your Site Name] Your Site is Experiencing a Technical Issue.”
To get your site functioning again, you will need to follow the instructions provided in the email you received. These instructions may include steps such as restoring a backup of your site, updating plugins or themes, or fixing code errors. If you are not able to resolve the issue on your own, it may be helpful to reach out to a professional WordPress developer for assistance.
If you are unable to access the email, there are a few other steps you can take to resolve the issue and get your site out of recovery mode. You can try accessing the WordPress recovery mode URL, which is usually in the format of
https://yoursite.com/wp-login.php?action=enter_recovery_mode, as mentioned in the beginning. However, it’s important to note that this method may not work for everyone.
Another option is to check your website’s server logs for any errors or messages that might provide more information about the issue. You can also try disabling all plugins and switching to a default theme to see if the issue is being caused by a plugin or theme conflict.
In some cases, restoring a backup of your site or reinstalling WordPress may be necessary to resolve the issue and get your site back up and running.
It’s important to act quickly when you encounter a critical error on your WordPress site, as it can result in data loss or other damage if left unresolved. If you are not familiar with technical troubleshooting, it may be best to seek the help of a professional WordPress developer.