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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#18535 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Problem saving wordpress settings with current version. Is it a bug?

Reported by: prionkor's profile prionkor Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 3.2.1
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


With the current version of wordpress 3.2.1 I am having this kinds of problem. I install wordpress frequently and I did not notice it before 3.2.1

Problem: Not being able to save settings under settings tab. The file names are options-general.php, options-writing.php, options-reading.php, options-discussion .php,options-privacy.php. Only settings that seems to be working is options-permalink.php. When I press the save settings button its just keep going and after couple of minutes its says "connection was reset" and some time with a "500 internal server error".

However options.php page is also okey infact i am currently using it to same those information.


Hosting: Tested in different hosting "inmotion", "hostgator" "godaddy".
Technical info: All of those wordpress runs on Linux and apache.
Browser: I know its not a browser issue but still i tested it with different browsers Firefox and Chrome.
Theme installed: Some of those sites are using default 2011 theme and some custom theme. So, I don't think its a problem with theme.
Plugins: Tested with fresh wordpress install with no plugin/with plugin.

I have downloaded wordpress 3.2.1 zip file from and installed it to my localhost. Its seems fine in my local computer. But still having problem with wordpress in server.

Couple of days ago i have opened a same thread here It seems other people also having same problem.

Change History (7)

#1 @dd32
13 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Does your PHP Error log have any details?

Have you tried enabling the Debug mode in WordPress to see if there's any output? (add define('WP_DEBUG', true); to your wp-config.php file).

#2 @prionkor
13 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed

Yes. It is a basic thing to do. But it has no effect. The page is kept going (4-5min) and sometimes ends with a blank white screen (probably timeout) and most of the time it shows 500 internal server error.

Other day i was able to save options after trying to save at least 30 times in a row.

#3 @dd32
13 years ago

I'll be blunt: There are thousands of WordPress 3.2.x installs on the hosts you've used, and millions of other installs.. If it was a core problem, I'd expect to see many more reports of it.

'500 internal server error' generally points to a Error being reported by something, It should be within the PHP logs if that's enabled, are you absolutely sure nothing is being logged (and that logging is enabled?) Out of curiosity, What versions of PHP are you using?

#4 @prionkor
13 years ago

Logs are empty so far. Trying to get the error logs if there is any. To day i also get "Connection was Reset" error. I am not an expert but my guess is there is no response from the server then server gives the 500 error, blank page or sometimes "connection was reset" in browser.

I will continue to track down this error and if i find something on the server log i will post it here.


#5 @prionkor
12 years ago

The problem was for low speed users. As soon as i switched my ISP to new broadband one, the problem never occurred.

#6 @prionkor
12 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
12 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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