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[resolved] ​/wp-admin​/admin-ajax.php what is it for? (6 posts)

  1. baskrud
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I get a lot of 404 errors for the following URL:
    ​http://brian.se/wp-admin​/admin-ajax.php

    The file does not exist. What is it used for and why is it being called for?

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    you should have that file - it's a core file
    it is what does the fancy java in the dashboard

  3. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's for Ajax requests in the admin area of your WordPress installation, requests will be made to that by various features in the administration.

    As said above, it should exist, so i'd be inclined to reupload the /wp-admin/ folder from a fresh zip(matching version) to make sure you've got all the necessary files(if one is missing it's possible others are to).

  4. baskrud
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you. I checked again and it seems to be there actually, I guess it just generates 404's when called upon. Everything in the dashboard seems to be working fine.

    Thanks again.

  5. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Beats me, have no idea why such a thing would occur ..

    Any Ajax driven plugins installed?

  6. chauda
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @samboll - I have a question regarding that specific file as well, is there a way to lower the hits that it generates? It would grab 1500+ hits a day and use a lot of CPU server resources, is there a way that I may lower that usage down? Thank you so much in advance.

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