Comment on WP Autoblog Plugin Support by SEO Dave.

Massive Passive Profits Autoblog Plugin Out Of Memory Issues with Massive Passive Profits Autoblog Plugin.

I had about 15 sub-domains working just fine when my site crashed and all I see on the screen is the following message:

Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 68943872) (tried to allocate 69 bytes) in /home/site/public_html/wp-includes/capabilities.php on line 495

I can’t get back into my wp-admin.

Hostgator said it’s the plugin’s problem.

I’m dead in the water until this get’s fixed

The solution to a WordPress plugin crashing a site is delete the WordPress plugin via FTP and check if the site works.

Basically log in via FTP (Filezilla, it’s free), go to /wp-content/plugins/ (on your site it’s at /home/site/public_html/wp-content/plugins/) and delete the folder of the plugin you think is causing the problem.

If you don’t have a copy of your plugins folder on your PC it’s a good idea to download all the folders first (make a backup of /wp-content/plugins/ folder) so you can upload them again (via FTP) if it turns out it wasn’t a plugin causing the problem.

Go to your home page and see what happens. If that doesn’t work also try to try to login (sometimes the problem affects the template system, but not the admin part). If you can login without deleting a WordPress plugin go to plugins page under your Dashboard and disable the ones that might be the problem.

You might find it’s not the WordPress plugin you suspected that’s causing the problem, if you suspect it’s a plugin but not sure which one, delete them one by one and test the site.

If you get the site working go to your WordPress plugins page and you’ll have a notice about plugins being missing and removed. Reupload the deleted WordPress plugins one by one that’s not to blame and reactivate (you might loose some plugin settings).

You can try reuploading the problem plugin and change settings, if it’s the Massive Passive Profits plugin could be you have your campaigns set to post too much stuff in one go, multiple campaigns running at the same time (if campaign times overlap) reduce how often they post content.

It’s all down to how much your server/host can handle, how much memory you have, how good the CPU of the server/host is: you wouldn’t try to run the latest PC graphic intensive game on an old 486 PC from the 90s.

If you fix the issue consider install WP Super Cache plugin (it’s free), this can help reduce the load on your server making it less likely to crash if a plugin is a resource hog (autoblog plugins tend to need a lot of server resources while they grab and post content).

If you’ve gone with a really cheap hosting plan you might need an upgrade or reduce the number of sites running: a $5 a month host is going to STRUGLE with 300 sub-domains autoposting, but shouldn’t have a problem with a dozen with the right settings.

Not a Talian specific issue, but this can happen to anyone running an autoblog plugin if they try to achieve too much with limited server resources: basically take your time scaling up.