Hi guys, I’d really appreciate some help in getting my blog up and running again.
I am unable to post any new pages or posts. Once text is pasted into a new page/post page, it hangs (gets stuck) while ‘saving to draft’. The ‘publish’, ‘save draft’ and ‘preview’ buttons go pale and become inoperative. See my experiments below, but seems it is something to do with pasting in the text from a Word Doc.
I did manage to press the ‘preview’ button immediately after pasting in the text, and before it automatically attempted to save draft, but I got an error message “406 Not Acceptable.” Same happened when I clicked the ‘Save Draft’ button.
Note: this problem started 3-4 months ago, I haven’t had the time to investigate it until now.
Note: my blog entries are quite long: 2,000 to 5000 words.
Note: website seems to work in all other respects
Note: I have a second different blog and this second blog works just fine in all respects.
I have read the ‘READ THIS FIRST – WordPress 4.5 Master List’ and taken the following actions:
It is not a browser problem as I get the same on different browsers.
I have updated all the plugins.
I have updated all the Themes.
I have de-activated all pluggings but the problem remained.
I have deleted old unused plugins.
I have tried a new theme ‘Twenty Sixteen’ but I have the same problem.
I have NOT manually updated wordpress. This problem has been ongoing for some months and wordpress has been automatically updated in that time.
I have deleted my cashe numerous times.
Oh….I just tried something different. Instead of pasting in the text from my WORD doc, I typed directly into WordPress. This time it worked as per usual, draft was saved and page was published! Cool! This is a breakthrough! What does it mean? I need to be able to paste things in as all my work is all based in WORD docs. Does that mean it’s the formating of WORD that is causing the problem?
I tried deleting the html hyperlinks from the word doc: no difference.
I tried removing all formatting from word: no difference.
I typed directly into WordPress a lot of random text, 2700 characters: and it still published and still saved.
So something is going wrong with pasting in text from Word doc.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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