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WordPress 2.9: your attempt to edit this post has failed

  • Upgraded to 2.9 and also have this error when I try to save a draft of a new post:
    Create new post
    Add Title and some text.
    Save Draft.
    “Your attempt to edit this post has failed. Please try again”

    Going to the dashboard, the autosave appears to have saved the drafted posts. If I preview those posts, or add info then save draft or preview it is successful. Just the initial ‘save draft’ after creating a post is failing.

    If I create a new post it appears autosave is firing more than once, and then is hanging on “Saving Draft…”

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  • I’ve had this problem on blogs that do have Twitter Tools installed, and on blogs that do not have Twitter Tools installed. I only use Twitter Tools to read and import my tweets, I don’t automagically publish my blog posts to a twitter account.

    PHP 5.16. WordPress 2.90. Apache 2.2.3. MySQL 5.0.77



    I’m glad I found this thread. Yes, I just disabled Twitter Tools and now everything works fine on both blogs that had this issue.

    Having seen people voted for Twitter tools plugin works, then I wonder a true problem lies beyond Twitter tools…

    My environment is

    Server version: Apache/2.2.14 (Unix)
    Server built:   Dec  5 2009 20:07:31
    Server's Module Magic Number: 20051115:23
    Server loaded:  APR 1.3.9, APR-Util 1.3.9
    Compiled using: APR 1.3.9, APR-Util 1.3.9
    Architecture:   64-bit
    Server MPM:     Worker
      threaded:     yes (fixed thread count)
        forked:     yes (variable process count)

    mysql Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.84, for pc-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.0

    PHP 5.2.12-pl0-gentoo (cli) (built: Jan  2 2010 08:47:35)
    Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2009 Zend Technologies

    WordPress is 2.9.1 and Twitter tools is 2.0.

    The problem I am having with my WP 2.9 and twitter tools is simply that my tweets dont show up as posts. The widget appears to be working, I have no issues with failed posts or anything else. I set my tweets to display as posts and nothing. Tried everything for 6 hours now..

    p.s. I am using 5 with Dreamhost, jQuery, and twitter tools has worked flawlessly with other sites I have made using pre WP 2.9

    OK, update: on a separate client project, using just the default theme, the plugin worked fine. The site I am having a problem with is using a theme I purchased. That narrows it down some to a theme problem, maybe in the functions file.

    I also upgraded to WP 2.9 and began receiving the dreaded “your attempt to edit this post has failed” error.

    Disabled Twitter Tools, everything works fine again.

    There must be some commonality between the plugins causing this problem (it’s clearly not just Twitter Tools, since people who don’t have TT activated are also experiencing this issue). I’m going to look into it further later today when I have a bit more time.

    We believe there may be an environmental issue that is causing this problem. If you are having trouble saving posts in WP 2.9.x, it would be helpful to install the WordPress HelpCenter plugin and send in your System Profile so that we can try to identify common versions, etc. that could be contributing to this.


    Have created a new release based on hunches – available for testing:


    It works in my test environment.

    People are asking how to send your posts to twitter without twitter-tools, just get the firefox twitter/facebook plugin.

    Alex, I uploaded the updated plugin and it allowed me to successfully create and save a test post following the steps I outlined earlier in this thread. I was also able to post to Twitter using the plugin, though I did have only it activated. One thing you’ll want to update in the final release, the version number of the plugins (as shown on the plugins page in WordPress) did not change when I loaded the test versions.

    I run a number of different WP blogs, using different themes and formats. Since latest update of 2.9.1., I have not been able to create any posts when I have any Twitter related plug in active. I have had to deactivate all of them in order to be able to create any post.

    I have installed WPhelpcenter on one of my domains (www.graemecodrington.com) and sent you my System Profile.

    I hope you get this sorted soon as I need the link between WP and Twitter on most of my sites.

    I am experiencing the same problem, but NOT using Twitter Tools and the problem also persists even when I deactivate all of my plugins at once.

    I have just noticed this problem since upgrading to 2.9. My database has always been MySQL 5 so MySQL 4 isn’t the problem.

    I don’t get the error message if I save a draft with no title. Then I can add the title and save as draft and it works. Also, when I do get the error message it still saves the post and I can see the new post show up when I go to the ‘edit posts’ menu.

    Is anyone else having a similar problem unrelated to Twitter plugin? Any ideas?

    I can report the new version of Twitter Tools apparently fixes the problem. I do not get the “your attempt to edit this post has failed” error, but it seems like it takes a long time for new posts to “go through”.

    This is on a small, personal blog (>1500 posts).

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