When it comes to WordPress, the MySQL database is one of the most important components.
The database contains your posts, pages, which theme you have chosen, which plugins are activated, what users are there and how to set everything.
Everything you do on your website is simply written in the database. Unfortunately, it may happen that the database is corrupted for a certain reason, which means that your website is no longer functioning properly.
In this article, I will show you how to fix the WordPress database to get your website operational again.
A broken WordPress database?
Yes, your database may be broken. For example, the message table might corrupt due to an unexpected error or technical server problems.
The corrupt database table then ensures that your website is no longer functioning properly, making it appear as if your messages and pages have disappeared.
Fortunately, data does not just disappear from the database and it is a matter of repairing the table.
Repair crashed WordPress database
For fixing the database of your WordPress website you can use WordPress’s standard functionality. The database repair via WordPress itself is the simplest method and is also the method that WordPress recommends to run.
You only need to do two things here. To begin, you must place the code below in the wp-config.php file.
Define ('WP_ALLOW_REPAIR', true);
Once you’ve done this, you can go to the next page on your website: http://www.domain.com/wp-admin/maint/repair.php
On this page, you can use WordPress with a simple push of the button to restore the database.
Restore WordPress database
Once done, your website will work again and it is important that you get the code back from the wp-config.php file. This page is public and accessible by everyone and this is not something you want.