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  • I’m so glad that Press This is finally getting some long overdue attention but unfortunately, it does not work with my self-hosted blog. I am getting a 403 error when I try to curate content for my site. Is there a modification I can make to the javascript or the htaccess file which will make the error go away? Thanks in advance for your help…

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  • I’m watching to see if you find a solution for this. I was playing with it today and want it to be a great little tool but all i get anywhere is 403 errors…

    Same problem here.

    Hmmm. Glad I’m not alone because this might get some attention from WordPress then…

    Me too. It’s a shame, because this looks like a great feature.
    I’m wondering if it’s a conflict with certain themes? I was expecting to find a lot more results when I Googled this error, so I wonder how many people are experiencing the same issue.

    Same for me, looking forward to hearing an update how to fix this

    Having the same problem here. Hosting on Hostgator and their advice is to change the permissions on .htaccess files to 755 which I have done and still have the same problem

    Same problem for me with hostgator. It used to be Chrome only, now IE doesn’t work with Press this using hostgator 4.2 & newer press this bookmark. Here was Hostgator’s response:

    Unfortunately, issues with compatibility of plugins/scripts between different browsers would not be something which we can assist with. The best course of action would be to speak with the developer to determine if this is an issue which they have seen before. Most likely this has to do with differences in the way which the browsers interact with the script. If they provide you with some suggestions which include recommended changes to the hosting environment, you may forward these to us and we will evaluate the changes for you and make any which can be implemented. However, the fact that it works with any browser indicates that the issue is with the software and not with the hosting services.

    Let us know if you need any additional information. We’ll be happy to provide any you might need.


    Robert D.
    Linux Support
    1.866.964.2867 / +001.713.574.5287



    I was able to get Hostgator support to fix this for my sites. They said that it was mod_security rule number 1234234 that needed to be changed:

    the rule is 1234234, however, that does not mean it will always be the same issue or rule. For the safety of your site and content, replicating the issue and pulling the exact code is what we need to do in order to properly whitelist the issue.

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