1.5: edit options: bug (7 posts)

  1. mmk
    Posted 11 years ago #


    In 1.5 after editing options the following message appears:
    "The requested URL /wordpress/wp-admin/updated=true was not found on this server."

    Where's the mistake? It shoud be "/wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?updated=true", shouldn't it?


  2. nubeli
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I got the same problem. When I manually edit the url bar to:
    then it saves the options.

    I'm still trying to locate the exact bug.

  3. Joshua Sigar
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Well, I can't replicate it.

    But, just re-download 'cause I heard that the package has been replaced at least once to fix some bugs.

    Also, delete and re-upload, instead of overwriting, sometimes works better. Remember to save modified files.

  4. nubeli
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Actually, I've found the issue. It's not the code, it's this damn Norton firewall at work! I've had this before, and I think a lot of other people with firewalls such as Norton will have this too.

    It has to do with the request by the script for the HTTP_REFERER being blocked by the firewall. Since the options.php script can't find HTTP_REFERER when it reloads, it just attaches the arguments to the end of the base url and doesn't have the refering script such as options-general.php, options-writing.php, options-reading.php, options-discussion.php, and options-misc.php

    Refering back to the original script happens around: lines 84-87 of wp-admin/options.php. Is there a workaround? I know there is some way to change the settings in some firewall programs to explicitly allow some URLs to make such requests, but this seems like a lot of work and possibly confusing for newbies.

  5. nubeli
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I also found the issue with switching themes under Presentation (in Admin). It asks for me to allow referers when my firewall is on.

  6. Joshua Sigar
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Other than setting up the firewall, I believe there's no workaround for this. Thanks for posting back the solution.
    Some insight http://codex.wordpress.org/Enable_Sending_Referrers

  7. CapnRefsmmat
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Actually I found a workaround.

    Find the line saying:
    header('Location: ' . $goback);

    and change it to
    header('Location: index.php');

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