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404 on attempting Update or Preview (4 posts)

  1. joshua.c.j
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When I click 'Update' or 'Preview Changes' from the Edit page on certain posts or pages, I get a 404 error.

    This applies to all four of my pages (e.g. Contact). It's also a problem on certain posts, namely Giants and Dwarves and Hebron. Thee seems to be no pattern in category or date.

    I have tried the following fixes -
    1. Disabling plugins
    2. Using default theme
    3. Repairing database tables through phpMyAdmin
    4. Setting .htaccess permissions to '666'

    None of these have worked.

    Any ideas?

    This is a real problem for me as a lot of these pages need changing, and any edits are now impossible. I really hope someone can help! I will be so grateful. Best wishes.

  2. Nikki Blight
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you have custom urls enabled under the Permalinks section, try renaming the .htaccess file (just use something like .htaccessold) and setting your permalinks back to the default settings and see if that fixes it.

    If it does, it's probably an issue with mod_rewrite on your server.

  3. joshua.c.j
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick response, kinonae!

    I tried this, and now I'm getting a new error when I try editing or previewing the problem-posts. The error reads:

    Not Acceptable

    An appropriate representation of the requested resource /wp-admin/post.php could not be found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

  4. Nikki Blight
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm... That's a new one for me. Not a WordPress/PHP error, I don't think. That looks like a server error. It could be that the permalink settings were hiding it before you reset them to default.

    Edit: I did a quick google... apparently it's a 406 error. The posts I've come across seem to point to it having to do with certain security options being too restrictive on the server.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/5th-from-causes-406-error?replies=7

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/an-appropriate-representation-of-the-requested-resource-wp-adminoptionsphp?replies=10

    http://www.stuffbysarah.net/2007/10/25/getting-a-406-error-with-wordpress/

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