[Fix] Divi Builder Timeout Error in WordPress

Lately, I experienced the Divi Builder Timeout Error in my client sites. Later, I fixed it perfectly with no recurring issue in the last five weeks.

So, what could be the possible reasons behind the Divi Builder Timeout Error and is there a fix for it? I'll address both the questions one by one. 

As we get to the solution part, you may need to make some changes on the server-side. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself, you may contact your hosting provider to help you with it.

Divi Builder Timeout Error Reasons & Solutions

There can be many reasons behind the Divi Builder Timeout Error and as I point out some of the most possible reasons, I will also suggest the best solutions for you to follow.

Divi theme not Updated

It is important to ensure that you are running the latest Divi theme and if you are not, try updating your theme to the latest version and this should resolve the problem. However, if the Divi Builder Timeout Error still persists, chances are that there are some other underlying reasons.

Keep your API connected for automatic update notifications.

Incompatible PHP version 

The most recommended PHP version is above PHP 7.0 or at least PHP 5.6. Most services these days offer you the option to change your PHP version and you can do it right from your cPanel. 

Check Divi Status to Check your PHP version.

You may check the current PHP version and change it to the next higher version or the latest version. If that doesn't fix the Divi Builder Timeout Error, you will have to look for the other possible reasons behind it.

Conflicts Caused by Cache

A cache can cause conflicts between scripts too and this is the reason that it is always advisable to clear the caches right after you update a theme, plugin, or WordPress core.

Use a good caching plugin like WP Rocket or choose hosting like SiteGround which comes with inbuilt caching for optimal settings to run Divi smoothly.

Low Memory 

It can be that you don’t have the required memory to use Divi and you may try raising the memory limits. There are different ways to do it. 

You can delete all the unnecessary plugins and themes to make some extra space. Besides, you can use the following code to your .htaccess file to increase the Apache limit:

<IfModule mod_substitute.c>
SubstituteMaxLineLength 10M
</IfModule>

You can increase the WordPress frontend and backend limits by adding the following code to the wp-config.php file:

/ Frontend /
define( 'WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '96M' );
/ Backend /
define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '128M' );

Plugin conflict 

Another most likely reason behind Divi Builder Timeout Error can be a “plugin conflict” which can be either a plugin in conflict with another plugin or a plugin in conflict with a theme.

This is the reason that you can try disabling all the plugins and see if the Divi theme starts working in its usual way. You can then, try enabling them one by one to spot the one that is actually creating the problem.

You can also manually disable options on Divi settings like below and check how the site performs. Disable Divi Builder Experience as beta version causes errors sometimes.

Switch to Another Web Host

If nothing seems to resolve the Divi Builder Timeout Error, you still have one more option to go with and that would be to switch over to another web host.

However, before going ahead with this, you must consult with your current hosting provider and see if there is any way they can fix it for you.

I just moved the client site from HostGator to Cloudways that offered nearly 20x better performance and even the Google site crawling rate has been improved. So, the idea here is to use the Fastest WordPress Hosting instead of a Shared Hosting.

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