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Comments Error, may be a plugin (3 posts)

  1. Christian Montoya
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I got the following message by e-mail from a visitor today:

    Hi there - I was just trying to comment on a blog post on your site when I was confronted by this message:

    "Error: This file cannot be used on its own."

    It is in/on the "wp-comments-post.php" file after a comment submission..

    I'm not sure what's going on, but I think it has to do with one of the spam plugins I'm using, the two are Bad Behavior and lr2spam.

  2. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That is a standard WordPress error. It means that the individual (usually a spam bot) tried to post a comment (usually spam) by visiting wp-comments-post.php directly (without going through a post and a comment form first).

    I had no problem commenting on your most recent post as testuser8, so I don't think that this has anything to do with your blog. Ask the visitor what browser he or she was using at the time.

  3. Christian Montoya
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That's what I thought. Thanks, I'll look into what the user was doing and let you know. Now my concern is if, through regular use, or through RSS, my visitor was directed to wp-comments-post directly, or if submitting the comment served up the file incorrectly.

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