Server error 500 - LEMP Stack with Wordpress installed.

  • Posted March 17, 2016
  • LEMP

So when I try to access via chrome I get the above message. In any other browser I get no message at all and just a blank white screen.

When I log onto the droplet and check the error log I get the following over and over again:

sudo tail /var/log/nginx/error.log

2016/03/17 06:53:49 [error] 919#0: *36019 FastCGI sent in stderr: “PHP message: PHP Warning: require_once(/var/www/timetogame/wp-content/themes/zerif-lite/class-tgm-plugin-activation.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/timetogame/wp-content/themes/zerif-lite/functions.php on line 75 PHP message: PHP Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required ‘/var/www/timetogame/wp-content/themes/zerif-lite/class-tgm-plugin-activation.php’ (include_path=‘.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear’) in /var/www/timetogame/wp-content/themes/zerif-lite/functions.php on line 75” while reading response header from upstream, client:, server:, request: “GET / HTTP/1.1”, upstream: “fastcgi://unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock:”, host: “” sam@CrackPuffin:~$ packet_write_wait: Connection to Broken pipe

I am running two websites on the one droplet and my other website, seems to be working fine. Any ideas on this on folks?

I am no expert so simple language and instructions would mean a great deal to me.

:) Thanks.


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This does not appear to be a server configuration issue. The messages refer to the zerif-lite theme being the source of the error. I would recommend changing the theme or if this is a paid theme, reaching out to the developer for assistance with resolving this problem.