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  • I have reinstalled wordpress, cleared the cache, activated the default theme — everything is working fine except for not being able to make a new post. What should I try next?

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  • Does anyone have a suggestion of what I can do to troubleshoot? I also optimized my database tables thinking there might be an issue there. What if someone pasted from Word into the blog, could that create a glitch?

    Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    You may need to repair the database, which is not the same as optimizing it.

    Access your WordPress database via phpMyAdmin (most hosting providers offer this in their control panel), check all of the tables, and choose “Repair tables” from the pull-down menu.

    I repaired the tables in phpmyadmin, many of them did show overhead. However, it did not relieve the problem, everything works except for creating a new post. It will just keep spinning. I reinstalled WordPress, Repaired the tables, Optimized the tables, Deleted all plugins that are not in use, changed the theme to the default 2010. Do I need to erase it and start again? I can export all the information to another wordpress application delete the blog and then reimport it and set up the plugins fresh. Do I need to be this extreme?



    Forum Moderator

    Does your host impose a database size limit? Have you asked them about this? The symptoms you describe could be down to a database that’s reached it’s maximum size.

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