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  • Sometimes when I attempt to write a post/page, I get a 403 error:

    You don’t have permission to access /wp-admin/post.php on this server.

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

    Seen it before?

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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    You may have had a word in there which represents an executable, such as “curl”.

    The problem is actually caused by over-zealous server-side security (such as mod_security) which blocks PHP executables (such as “curl”) from being sent via POST requests.

    More info: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/20758

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