Why some websites are not opening in Opera?

Opera is a popular web browser known for its speed, security, and unique features. However, like any browser, Opera may encounter issues when trying to access certain websites. This article explores the common reasons why some websites might not open in Opera and provides troubleshooting tips to resolve the problems.

Outdated Browser Version

  • The most common reason for website compatibility issues is using an outdated version of Opera.
  • Ensure you have the latest version installed to benefit from the browser's latest security patches and bug fixes.

Website Compatibility

  • Some websites are designed with specific browser requirements or may not be optimized for Opera.
  • Check if the websites that aren't opening are compatible with Opera by visiting them in other browsers.

JavaScript and Plugins

  • Websites heavily reliant on JavaScript may not function correctly if JavaScript is disabled or not supported in the browser settings.
  • Ensure JavaScript is enabled in Opera by going to Settings > Advanced > Site settings > JavaScript.
  • Similarly, outdated or missing plugins may cause compatibility problems. Verify that essential plugins like Flash or Java are up to date.

Browser Extensions and Ad Blockers

  • Certain browser extensions can interfere with website loading, especially ad blockers and security extensions.
  • Temporarily disable extensions one by one to identify if any are causing the issue.

Cache and Cookies

  • Accumulated cache and corrupted cookies can disrupt website loading.
  • Clear your browser's cache and cookies regularly to improve website compatibility.

Firewall and Security Settings

  • Overly strict firewall or security settings might block website access.
  • Adjust the firewall and security settings to allow Opera access to the internet.

Network Issues

  • Slow or unstable internet connections may prevent websites from loading properly.
  • Check your internet connection and try accessing the websites from a different network.

HTTPS and SSL Errors

  • If a website has an outdated SSL certificate or uses insecure protocols, Opera may block access for security reasons.
  • Double-check the website's URL, and if you trust the site, you can bypass the error by clicking "Proceed" in the warning message.

Opera Turbo Mode

  • Opera's Turbo mode compresses website data to improve loading speeds, but it might cause compatibility problems with certain websites.
  • Turn off Turbo mode by clicking the "O" menu, selecting "Settings," and disabling Opera Turbo.


If you encounter websites that aren't opening in Opera, it's essential to go through a systematic troubleshooting process. By checking for outdated browser versions, ensuring website compatibility, enabling JavaScript and plugins, managing extensions, clearing cache and cookies, adjusting firewall settings, and verifying SSL errors, you can often resolve the issues. Opera's flexibility and continuous updates make it a reliable browser choice, and addressing these common obstacles will likely result in a seamless browsing experience.