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  • Wow, this makes me mad. I just tried in 3 web browsers with the instructions given on the codex page. We need to find an alternative to sending referrers, this is obviously bullshit.

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  • BTW with the newer nightlies you have to comment out two or three additional lines of code below that too.

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    Thanks, Jerm!

    For those still in denial:
    Whatever form it may come in, a firewall of some sort is (did I hear 99%?) the issue. I have Norton Internet Security installed on my machine, and I cannot delete posts or activate plugins unless I temporarily disable it.

    But guess what – it’s no big deal! A simple right click in the taskbar to disable it for two seconds while I delete or activate is causing me no sleep loss.

    There are far better things to be focusing on with development of WP than this issue.

    jerm – that just ocurred to me this morning, unfortunatly I can’t edit files in the wp-admin folder via the web interface (proly jsut as well) so it might have to wait until I get home.

    webchief – it’s not a firewall issue. I am not in denial. I tried it, OK? Along with just about everything else. I turned off my firewall, and I have verified that I am infact sending referer information (both with and w/o the firewall activated.) I’m wondering (read hoping) that jerm’s idea is the solution. We’ll find out later.


    PS: And as far as there being “Better things than this issue” — when it renders the site unusable, it doesn’t get much bigger.

    jerm – yer’re a genius…. it now works. That’s exactly what the problem was. The siteurl kept getting reset, which caused the problem. I’ve commented out the lines which re-set it, cleared out all cookies, reset the siteurl setting in the DB directly, and logged back into the site. I am once again able to use plugins and do other stuff.

    Woo-Hoo! I’m back!


    now, if I can figure out how to edit my website address in my forums profile…..

    Had this problem with a WP1.2.2/PHP5.0.3 installation. Downgrading PHP solved my problem. I don’t have any memory of seeing anywhere in installation instructions that 1.2.2 doesn’t like PHP5, but scanning enough support comments led me to testing that solution.

    glad i could help! 🙂 i hope this solves everyone else’s problems with sending referrers as well..

    Hi Everyone,

    I’ve been following along with this thread in hopes of getting a question relating to mine, but alas, no luck.

    My setup of WordPress is somewhat unique. When people hit my site, they are directed to my reqular http:// connection. However, when I go to the site admin link, I have a little apache redirect that sets wp-login/ and wp-admin/ to my https connection as to not transmit my password over plain-text.

    Now, if I have my little redirect option turned off, this works fine. Or, if within wordpress I have it set to so that my site resides on my https connection this works fine.

    What my problem is that if I am redirected over my https connection, I get the referrers error 8(

    Is there anyway to have the admin portion reside on an https connection and the content (public) portion reside on the open connection?

    FYI: I’m using Debian’s Testing distro of wordpress. Currently, my version is at:


    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    I have followed the recent info on contained on the WP press site and seem no to be getting any result. I have also been reading the comments on this problem and would appreciate it if this problem is fixed in later editions of blogs. I think you guys are doing a fanastic job and since i can’t write any PHP, i just offer prayers.

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