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  • Resolved madeleineroseelliott


    Just set up a new site and I am receiving this error under the WordPress Site Health Tool:

    “The REST IPA did not behave correctly

    The REST API is one way WordPress, and other applications, communicate with the server. One example is the block editor screen, which relies on this to display, and save, your posts and pages.

    The REST API did not process the  context  query parameter correctly.”

    What I have figured out so far is the error disappears when I either deactivate Yoast plugin or change to the default Twentytweny theme instead of my chosen theme (themeco pro) – OR it also disappears if I turn off the “REST API: head endpoint” setting that’s appeared with the new Yoast update (seo > general > features > REST API: head endpoint).

    I have the same plugins and themes as another site so I have no idea why this is happening, or if it’s a completely separate issue.
    I’m still fairly beginner and I definitely don’t know much about REST IPAs, and I can’t find any similar issues online. Can anyone help with this?

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  • Moderator bcworkz


    The Yoast plugin recently pushed out some updates, the latest is 14.0.4 from just a couple hours ago. Run the updater again and see if that helps.

    BTW, “API” is the correct acronym. Not sure how IPA got in there. “IPA” is a very popular ale style though 🙂

    Thread Starter madeleineroseelliott


    I got that update and this issue seems to have gone now! I wanted to keep it open in case anyone had other suggestions to look out for in future.

    I am, however, now getting other issues which I’ve created another post for. If you possibly had any time to look at that too I would hugely appreciate it.

    Oops! That must have been my subconscious kicking in whilst copying that title over – clearly missing pubs during this lockdown

    Thank you for your response! I’ll label this as resolved now

    I am having the same problem and I cannot save a page if I try to change it.
    My Yoast is now 14.2 and I have tried disabling that.
    I have seen elsewhere that the problem seems to be with gutenburg and by using the classic editor plugin it stops it.
    I have installed the classic plugin and I can now edit and save the page, so is there a problem with gutenburg ?

    Sorry just seen this is marked as resolved I will start a new one

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