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[closed] Website form (sometimes) not working (18 posts)

  1. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I currently run a website where people can submit their own content through a form. I just started it and earlier today, everything was working great and people were able to submit their content. However, now all of a sudden, it doesn't work anymore. The plugin for the forms is Gravity Forms and when you click "Submit" now, it just redirects to the same form, empty, and the content is not submitted.

    It's really weird because I didn't change anything in the code or anything. Could it be my host? Have any of you had a similar experience?

    Thanks!

    PS: My website is http://www.minecraftinventions.com and the form is http://www.minecraftinventions.com/submit/submit-a-map

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you tried:

    -deactivating ALL plugins temporarily to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate them individually (one-by-one) to find the problematic plugin(s). If you can't get into your admin dashboard, try deactivating via FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides. If applicible, also remember to deactivate any plugins in the mu-plugins folder. The easiest way is to rename that folder to mu-plugins-old.
    - To rule out any theme-specific issue, try switching to the unedited default theme for a moment using the WP dashboard. If you don't have access to your admin area, you can switch to the default theme by renaming your current theme's folder in wp-content/themes and adding "-old" to the end of the folder name using via FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides. Alternately, you can remove other themes except the default theme. That will force your site to use it.
    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems (because the hooks remain unless plugins completely removed or some plugins stick around in cached files. So by renaming the folder, you break them and force them inactive).

  3. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I tried changing themes and finding a plugin that *might* cause the issue, but without result. Not the theme nor any plugins are causing it. As I said, it worked fine earlier today, and now it doesn't, and I didn't change ANYTHING in the code/theme/plugins. But I'll try out resetting the plugins folder and I'll let you know, thanks for the help!

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll try out resetting the plugins folder and I'll let you know,

    OK.

    Try that first. If that does not resolve the issue, reupload
    Gravity Forms plugin from a freash download.

    If even that does not help, you may want to disxuss with your hosting provider. See if they made any changes that may have caused this problem.

  5. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok I have done what you told me, now I just need to wait and see if it works again. But still, how could a plugin or Gravity Forms cause this issue? Because it was working just fine.

  6. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It didn't work... I woke up this morning and I saw that 3 members successfully submitted their content, but 1 member still had the same problem as mentioned before. I don't get it, why does it work for some people and for some it doesn't? Is this a server issue? Is it the plugin? I'm really confused.

  7. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it work for some people and for some it doesn't

    I am lost.

    Have you had the chance to discuss the issue with your hosting provider?

  8. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah I asked if it could be a server issue, but they said they only updated PHP and nothing else, so it couldn't be a server issue...

  9. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    they said they only updated PHP and nothing else

    check if the PHP version they updated to is compatible with your plugin, as well as your WP installation.

  10. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok but still, if it wasn't compatible, why is it working for some people and for some it doesn't?

  11. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can't answer that. You may want to ask this to your hosting provider. They are the one who made changes to the server.

  12. jocasantos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have .htaccess installed on your server? Was it changed recently?

  13. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When I got with this host there was already a .htaccess file in my FTP. So I thought I didn't have to change that one with the one from WordPress. Is that the problem?

  14. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ^ I meant replace instead of change. I have now replaced the .htaccess file from my host with the one from WordPress. Will this work? I'm not sure but I think the problem is still occurring.

  15. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can someone please help me with this, I'm willing to even pay you! (That's how desperate I am right now)

    So I tried hosting a copy of my website at a free hosting service, to see if it actually was a server issue. I asked someone who wasn't able to submit the form at the actual website, to try and submit the form on the copy. When he was LOGGED OUT, it worked. When he was LOGGED IN, it didn't work. So the plugin that is handling the logging in/registering etc. is causing a conflict? I'm using Profile Builder.

    Please, if someone knows a solution, tell me as soon as possible!
    Thank you.

  16. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can someone please help me with this, I'm willing to even pay you! (That's how desperate I am right now)

    - These forums are volunteer and not for soliciting or finding jobs. If you can't do the work yourself, consider looking for a professional to fix it correctly on http://jobs.wordpress.net/

  17. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    On the copy site, when you are administrator, it works. On the actual website, when you are administrator, it doesn't. Any ideas?

  18. xWafflecakes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So apparently when you are logged out you can use the form just fine. But when you are logged in, you can't. I'm using Profile Builder for the log in and register, and Buddypress for the account management.

    Can someone please help me?

    [ Duplicate topic http://wordpress.org/support/topic/page-only-visible-to-logged-in-user?replies=26 - Closing. Please do not create duplicates, it makes it harder to provide you with support. ]

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