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Craigslist error loading page: Quick Fix

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Craigslist is a classified advertising service that allows its users to advertise their products and services to millions — like jobs, items for sale, housing and many other categories.

Many Craigslist users are facing the error loading page on Craigslist while accessing the website, when they attempt to open the site it doesn’t load properly and gives this error or shows an almost blank page.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of the Craigslist error loading page and a few ways to help you fix the error.


What are the causes of the Craigslist error loading page?

Below we have mentioned the possible reasons that might be causing the error loading page on Craigslist:

  • The Craigslist server is down.
  • Some browser extensions might be preventing you from accessing the site.
  • Poor internet connection.
  • VPN is interfering with the connection.
  • Corrupted browser cookies and cache.
  • Outdated browser.

Also read: How to fix Dev error 11557? 


How to fix the error loading page on Craigslist?

If you are encountering the error loading page on Craigslist while attempting to open the website then below we have explained a few ways that might help you in resolving this error:

Check the server status

This error might be caused because the Craigslist server is down. Check the server status of Craigslist, you can use websites like downdetector.com to check the server status of Craigslist. If the server is down then you can do nothing but wait patiently until it comes online.


Disable browser extensions

Many users have resolved this issue by disabling browser extensions. Some people resolved this error by disabling React Developer Tools extension, so all the developers using this extension, disable this extension and try accessing Craigslist again.

Users that are not developers and not using this extension and still getting the error might want to disable all the extensions one by one and check which extension is causing this error on Craigslist. There are some extensions that ship developer’s tools and cause this error.


Check the internet connection

Sometimes website won’t load properly because you are not getting a stable connection. Check your internet connection and restart your modem or router to reset the connection, which might help you get a stable connection by resolving any issues with the router.

Also read: How to reset AT&T router?


Disable VPN

If you are using a VPN while using Craigslist then it is possible that Craiglist has blocked it and causing the error. While VPN helps you access websites that are unavailable otherwise but it also affects your internet connection and speed. Disable VPN and then try opening Craigslist again.


Clear browser cookies and cache

The corrupted cache memory and cookies of the browser affect the proper functioning of the browser and might be a reason that is causing the error loading page on Craigslist. Clear the browser cookies and cache memory of your browser and then try opening Craigslist again.

Click here to know how to clear browser cookies on Chrome
Click here to know how to clear browser cache memory

Update browser

It is possible that you are using an outdated version of the browser and that is why you are unable to open Craigslist on that browser. Check for the update of the browser and if available then update it.


Use another browser

Changing the browser to access Craigslist has worked for many users. It might be possible that the browser you are using is having some issues opening Craigslist due to some technical problems, so you can try using other browsers like Firefox to access Craigslist.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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