Are you seeing the “429 Too Many Requests” error on your WordPress website?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
This error occurs when your website has exceeded the rate limit set by the server or third-party services.
In this post, I will guide you through the steps to fix the WordPress 429 Too Many Requests error and get your website up and running smoothly again.
Identify the Source of the Problem
The first step in resolving the 429 error is to identify the source of the issue.
Check the server logs or any third-party services that you use for API requests to see if there are any errors or rate limits being exceeded.
Once you have identified the source, take appropriate action to resolve the issue.
Reduce the Number of Requests
One of the easiest ways to fix the 429 error is to reduce the number of requests being made to the server or third-party services.
You can do this by optimizing your website’s code, reducing the number of plugins and widgets used on your website, or using caching plugins to reduce the number of requests.
Increase the Rate Limit
If you are using a third-party service that has rate limiting in place, you may be able to increase the rate limit by contacting their support team.
Alternatively, if you are using a WordPress hosting server that has rate limiting in place, you may be able to increase the limit by contacting your hosting provider.
Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) can help reduce the load on your server and reduce the number of requests made to it.
This can help fix the 429 error and improve the performance of your website.
Disable WordPress Heartbeat API
The WordPress Heartbeat API is used to communicate between your website and the server.
However, it can sometimes cause too many requests and lead to the 429 error.
You can disable the Heartbeat API by using a plugin like Heart.