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  • I am running WordPress 2.0.2. I get this error when I am using Windows OR Mac, and Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer.

    Here it is. Whenever I publish a new post or edit an existing post, I get the following error. (After clicking “Publish” (or “Save”), the wp-admin page sits there for about 2 minutes, then produces this error on post.php.)

    WordPress database error: [Lost connection to MySQL server during query]
    INSERT INTO wp_postmeta (post_id,meta_key,meta_value) VALUES (‘314′,’_encloseme’,’1′)

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/d/r/i/drienne/html/wordpress/wp-includes/wp-db.php:102) in /home/content/d/r/i/drienne/html/wordpress/wp-admin/post.php on line 60


    This error does NOT occur when I delete a post or save one as a draft (unpublished), and does not occur when a comment is left either.

    Line 60 of post.php says… “header(“Location: $location”);”

    I have emptied my cookies and cache, lowered my security settings, tried it with and without firewall, with and without antivirus.

    Someone suggested to me that I have a corrupted database, so I backed up my tables, deleted my database and started a new database. I loaded the tables in to the new database, and the error still persists.

    I am running one plug-in, called “Did You Pass Math?” which is on the wp2 compatibility list I believe. I have tried turning it off and that doesn’t make the problem go away either.

    I emailed my hosting service ( and asked if they could restart the server my db is on, but they said that was not an option.

    This error began out of the blue approximately 1 week ago. I did not edit, replace, or manipulate any of my files, it just randomly started. I upgraded to WordPress 2.0.2 several weeks ago, and it was running perfectly until now.

    I want to note that while I do get this error message every time I publish or save, the changes/new posts DO appear on the blog and are saved in the tables. But this error.. it’s inconvenient and irritating.

    Can someone help me?

    My blog, by the way, is

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