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  • I’m trying to post something that is over 20 paragraphs long, and I get this error…

    Internal Server Error
    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

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

    When I try to cut the paragraphs down to 5 each post, I still get the same error. What exactly am I suppost to do about it?

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  • skippy



    Through trial-and-error, can you determine if there is a threshhold at which you can and cannot post new items? Can you publish a post that says only “This is a test post.” ? If you cannot, then there is most likely a problem with your hosting provider. If you can publish short post, but not long posts, then we’ll need to investigate further.

    Are you running any plugins? If you disable all your plugins can you then post?

    Has the blog ever worked correctly? If so, has anything changed between when it last worked and when it stopped working?

    I can post short posts, and it has worked for me previously. Also, I have no plugins activated since I don’t even know how to add one.

    Have you tried using the <!–more–> or the <!–nextpage–> tag with your long post? That would only provide an excerpt to the place you put the tag.

    Yes, when I used them every 2 paragraphs, it still gives out the error.

    1. Check with your server to find out what PHP and MySQL version they are running. For the requirements for WordPress see

    2. Which version are you using? If you are not using the latest version, consider upgrading.

    3. View a working page’s source code (in your browser, click VIEW then SOURCE or SOURCE PAGE) and scroll down to the very bottom. You should see something that looks like this:

    <!-- 18 queries. 0.186 seconds. -->

    With other numbers in there. Let us know what that says. That might give us a clue as to what might be going on.

    4. Validate your pages. You never know if there may be some code gone astray somewhere in your post.

    5. If you are using HTML within your post, consider getting the TextControl plugin to control the way WordPress generates your post’s code output on a global or per-post basis:

    Give these all a try and let us know.

    Check for words lynx, curl or wget in post …

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    I’m with Nom 🙂

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