Of late, WordPress has been giving me “memory exhausted” errors like this, on and off, whenever I uploaded images.
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 73400320 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 1 bytes) in /home/thebears/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 1453
Today it finally broke on me on my admin pages, and I could hardly change any settings.
For the uninitiated, this error means that WordPress is needing more memory than it is allowed to – which is a default of 8MB for regular PHP settings. One way to get around this, is to disable some plugins that you don’t really use. However, for my case, the plugins I used were all pretty much in use all the time, so I decided to get more help.
So, how do you go around doing that?
If you have access to your php.ini file, add this to the settings.
memory_limit = 16M ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (16MB)
If not, head on to your .htaccess file and add this line to it.
php_value memory_limit 16M