I tried to look around to see if anyone else is having this issue but only found one other who having a similar problem with .htaccess – that did not apply to us as we are on a windows server with PhP. Of course windows doesn’t use .htaccess.
Bug in Permalink – “REST API encountered an unexpected result”
New install of WordPress 5.3.2 on a Windows Server running PhP. New database – new folder – new install. No plugins installed. If we change the Settings | permalink to anything other than default and we get error when we try to save any page or post:
“Updating failed. Error message: The response is not a valid JSON response.”
Looking in the Tools | Site Health Status we find.
“REST API encountered an unexpected result”
Changing permalink back to default this problem goes away and we can edit again.
It appears the change of permalink is trying to edit the web.config file as it warns that we need to change the permissions so it cannot be written to – however we do not see any change in the file. Is there a bit of code that is supposed to be added?
Changing permalink back to the default setting allows us to edit and save again.
Thanks for any help shedding some light on this.
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