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  • I just installed WordPress today and I keep getting the following error message whenever I try ti change or add to my blog:
    “Sorry, you need to enable sending referrers, for this feature to work.”
    I’ve read the forum threads and how it’s talking about disabling firewalls or browser options. What can I do? Is it a problem with the server? Is there something on my hosting server I need to enable? I am throughly confused.

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  • u have any firewall installed?

    Thank you for the links, but they don’t seem to help.
    As for a firewall, do you mean on my local machine? Would the WinXP firewall do that?

    I double checked and I don’t have the WinXP firewall on

    So I am able to edit entries, but not delete them or do anything with my links

    this is weird. u cant possibly have disabled sending referrers to ur browsers without u knowing that urself so the only possibility that some anti virus or firewall is doin that for u… 🙁
    u have any antivirus installed that comes with privacy features or something?

    I have the same problem. Ever since I upgraded to 1.2 (from 1.0.2) I get this problem when trying to enable any plugins or even when trying to delete a comment. I am not running any firewalls (I disabled the Windows XP firewall as well) and all I have installed in Norton Antivirus 2003, and I don’t see any option to enable referrers. I am using IE6 with default security settings. Can anyone suggest why I am having this problem? I’m considering just going back to 1.0.2 until this problem is fixed. Thanks in advance.

    I added my own site to the trusted sites part and it seems to work (in Norton Firewall 2003)

    I don’t even use Norton Firewall 2003 (unless it automatically comes with Norton Antivirus 2003 and I don’t know how to get to it). I am not running any antivirus software that I know about, so I really have no idea what this referrer business is. Is there any other way around it?

    I’ve got a conclusion for all Firefox Users!! (Mozilla should work as well, i think)
    You have to edit your config-file:
    Enter “about:config” in the adress-line.
    Search the line “network.http.sendRefererHeader”
    Set the value to “1”
    That’s it!

    I’ve never had a problem in Firefox…

    I had, because the value was set to “0” in my settings. With this setting i always get the error “Sorry, you need to enable sending referrers, for this feature to work”.
    Now i changed it, and everything works very fine.
    Maybe my conclusion may help some Firefox users, who have this problem as well and search in the forum for help.
    I am sorry, i can’t help the IE users, because my IE send the referer automatically and i don’t know what to change in IE, because i don’t user this browser.

    but somehow… with my firefox 0.8… when i look in the about:config.. my “network.http.sendRefererHeader” is already set as 2. and even when i set to 1… the same error still come out when i try to add user as admin in the admin area.

    Same here, the line was set to 2 and still gave the error when I set it to 1.

    Well, I figured out my problem and it actually didn’t have anything to do with referrers. This probably just pertains to me, but I’ll post it just in case. It seems I had a somewhat unorthodox setup where I was using a different address than where I installed WordPress as my blog site (I had to manually change some of the functions for everything to work properly.) So when I upgraded my cookies kept me logged in but apparently I wasn’t logged in “properly” as some things didn’t work (since the paths were off.) Upon fixing my settings in the options I relogged in correctly and now it dcesn’t give me the referrer error. Hope this helps someone. Good luck all.

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