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What did Gordon Cooper ever do to WordPress?? (32 posts)

  1. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    This is the third time I tried to post my article on Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper and it keeps causing my whole blog to go all "404 error" on me. I moved it to the trash and my blog looks fine right this minute. I tried with another article I wrote on a related topic and it works fine. Could having Gordon Cooper as a main keyword or something be triggering the 404 error thing?

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Could having Gordon Cooper as a main keyword or something be triggering the 404 error thing?

    No. I just tried it on my test installation. It published fine.

  3. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Odd. I know for sure it isn't one of my plug-ins like I thought it was at first. I'm copying the article over from LibreOffice Writer and I figured it might be that one I added recently to prevent plagiarists from copy-and-pasting my posts, but disabling it had no effect.

  4. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Deactivate all plugins and see if it helps. If it does, activate them one at a time and see if the problem returns. Like that identify the plugin.

  5. frizax
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    This may not working because you are copying the article from LibreOffice Writer and pasting to the WordPress editor.

    When we paste content in WordPress editor, there are chances of unwanted html tags.

    Try "Paste as Plain Text" option of WordPress editor to paste content. http://snag.gy/vH5yz.jpg OR switch the WordPress editor to text mode and then paste the content.

  6. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    ^^I did try disabling the plugins, mostly because I had added a few. I'll try the "Paste as Plain Text" thing and see if that works.

  7. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm still getting the 404 error. Kinda annoying...I know for sure that it's not making posts in general because Deke Slayton posted OK.

  8. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Is there somebody at WordPress (official) that I can tell about this? Kinda weird that Gordon Cooper is being singled out...

  9. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    No. There are no "WordPress officials". WordPress is free software and this free, volunteer-staffed forum is the only support resource available via wordpress.org. This not a WordPress issue per se but it could be a server security configuration issue. See: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/cant-save-a-post-or-page-with-certain-text

  10. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Try a different new post. Maybe the site is just running out of resources. There are multiple, multiple javascript errors and the site won't validate.

  11. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Commandrix - This sounds ... suspicious. If kmessinger's advice doesn't help, check with your host if you're hitting Mod Security walls.

  12. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    OK. I tried the "new post" thing a couple of times. Esmi, I'm looking for that file mentioned in that post you linked to. Maybe things got changed around since that one was posted?

  13. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Pardon? Things got changed around where?

  14. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm thinking of WordPress updates. Maybe names got changed or something, because I'm not seeing that Mod Security.

  15. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    No. This has nothing to do with WordPress as it does not impose any limitations on the text that you use in posts or Pages. If anything it's a server mod_security issue.

  16. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Noted. I'm going back and forth with my Web host about whether it is mod_security. I told them I already know it's not my plugins.

  17. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    OK. I tried the "new post" thing a couple of times

    . Did a new post work? If so, it is mod_security.

  18. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Didn't work. And now my host is telling me that I did trigger something in mod_security. Does this bit of code (apparently from either mod_security or their log file) make any sense to anybody?

    [Tue May 21 13:31:31 2013] [error] [client 198.100.51.94] ModSecurity: Access denied with code 404 (phase 4). Pattern match "(?:(?:<title>[^<]*?(?:ne(?:ws remote php shell injection|tworkfilemanagerphp|tsploit)|c(?:(?:99 ?(?:mad)?|100 ?)shell|ehennemden|gi-?telnet)|php(?: ?(?:commander|shell)|-?terminal| backdoor|ftp)|SvT SheLL|WSO 2.4|WebRooT Hack Tools|\\\\b(?:r(?:emote expl ..." at RESPONSE_BODY. [file "/usr/local/apache/modsecurity.d/50_asl_rootkits.conf"] [line "104"] [id "390149"] [rev "43"] [msg "Atomicorp.com UNSUPPORTED DELAYED Rules: Possible remote shell or bot access denied"] [severity "CRITICAL"] [hostname "ablogaboutnothinginparticular.com"] [uri "/index.php"] [unique_id "UZu9gsxdow8AA4KKCJoAAAAT"]
    [Tue May 21 13:31:31 2013] [error] [client 198.100.51.94] File does not exist: /home/ablogabo/public_html/404.shtml, referer: http://ablogaboutnothinginparticular.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1641&action=edit&message=6

  19. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    A new different post did not work?

    Your host is requiring an extra level of security by having you sign in at http://ablogaboutnothinginparticular.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1641&action=edit&message=6

    See http://wordpress.org/support/topic/brute-force-attacks-and-wordpress?replies=2

  20. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    OK...I remember my web host telling me sometime last month that somebody's been hacking WordPress sites. Worth beefing up security, anyhow.

    I tried logging in at http://ablogaboutnothinginparticular.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1641&action=edit&message=6. Still not working.

  21. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Please post the content of the Gordo post to http://pastebin.com/ and put the link here.

    And now my host is telling me that I did trigger something in mod_security.

    Can they be more helpful? Otherwise your choice is to post the title, then half the article, then paragraph by pararaph until you trigger the mod security. Then sentence by sentence and word by word.

  22. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    OK, here's the Pastebin. http://pastebin.com/LB6nzBZG

    And yeah, my host has a bad habit of being cryptic about what might be going on at any given time. I've had to do the virtual equivalent of whacking them over the head a couple of times just to get them to tell me what's happening.

  23. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Guess you will have to post parts as a process of elimination. Title, 1st half, then title 2nd half until you can find the word or phrase that is triggering mod security. This happens ever so often. We have seen it before.

  24. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Or maybe take it paragraph by paragraph, I get it. This'll be tedious...

  25. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Start big to small

    NOT ON SUBJECT
    BTW. Trying to send you a comment on the site but get the message, You must answer the question to post a comment. Please go back and try again.

    I see no question.

    Here is the commnent.
    I have a copy of the "Results of the First United States Manned Orbital Space Flight", dated February 20, 1962. You can have it if you like. If it is worth thousands then we should split :^)

    My father-in-law was an engineer for NASA during Mercury and Gemini.

    Regards,

    Keith Messinger

  26. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I wonder why. Spammers seem able to get through fine. Of course, I keep deleting their comments. :P

    And that book could well be worth money if you sell it in the right place. :)

  27. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    You're so lucky. I guessed when you called him "Gordo" that you knew something about the Space Race.

  28. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I have a lead! For some reason, the section on Gemini 5 is causing the problem.

  29. Try reducing the number of posts displayed on the front page to 2 or 3; the weight of the site is far, far too big at 11.5MB and that may be cause of the glitches.
    http://gtmetrix.com/reports/ablogaboutnothinginparticular.com/cIpGUFLs

  30. Commandrix
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    OK, my web host tells me they disabled mod_security and I managed to post the Gordo Cooper blog post. I hope there's some kind of a workaround for that. And songdogtech, thanks for the tip.

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