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How to Fix the WordPress Failed to Open Stream Error | Reason & The Solution

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Stuck at ‘failed to open stream’ error in WordPress?

Today, we will find the possible reason and solution to this error. Most of people get stuck with this error and they end up hiring a a developer who charge them a lot of money to fix this “Failed to Open Stream Error”.

In-fact you can fix this error by yourself. Let’s dive into it.

Why Failed to Open Stream Error Occurs in WordPress?

Its always a good practice to know the problem before you find the solution.

Basically, this error occurs when WordPress does not load the file successfully. Sometimes it keeps showing warning message and sometimes it gives a fatal error that breaks the website.

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Below is the screenshot of the error that we are talking about.

How to Fix the WordPress Failed to Open Stream Error

Possible Reasons of the Error

  • Permission Issue.
  • Missing .htaccess file.

Possible Solution 1 (fixing the file permissions.)

Please verify that you permissions are as follows:

Directories: 0775
Files: 0664

Note: you can ask you hosting provider to reset file permissions if you have no idea how to do it yourself.

Possible Solution 2 ( Regerating the .htaccess file)

Another reason for this error is the WordPress is not able to locate the .htaccess file on the root folder of your website. or it s removed accidently.

To fix this all you need to do is to go to Settings » Permalinks.

Set permalink structure to plain and then change back to postname.

That’s it! We hope that the error is gone now.

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