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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#9051 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Specific Page Not Saving

Reported by: jonahcoyote's profile jonahcoyote Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.7
Component: Administration Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


I'm using Wordpress 2.7 for a website I'm developing and have come across a very strange error. For some reason, the word "from" in the body of one specific page and anywhere in the body of that page would not allow me to save. I am redirected to a 404 Not Found page, and the address in the address bar is:

This only happens on a specific page for me within the specific copy for that page. As soon as I take out the word "from" in that pages copy, I can save.

The page is titled "Our United Goal". I copied and pasted the following text (long):

What do we know?
~ Thoughts are measurable, and they emit a frequency.
~ 23 different experiments proved that when at least 8,000 people meditated, thought or prayed for the same solution at the same time, positive results occurred.

Can you imagine?

We WILL make a difference!

Our goal is to have 10,000 or 100,000 or 1,000,000 people work together to create a solution. And this is how we’re going to do it!

Each month, Selcarim will select – from your suggestions or ours - the topic of the month. Leadership, Children, Peace, Abundance…

*Two times each week, we will schedule a 5-minute mediation/prayer/universal thinking time. Because of time zones, we will make one in the morning and one at night so everyone will have one time during their awake hours. We will give you a specific remedy upon which to meditate/pray/think. In order to make it more specific, we will also give you a guided meditation to listen to – if you prefer.

*To better our world and our days, we will also give you one positive thing to do each day for the month. For example, do one kind act - that you normally wouldn’t do - per day for that month. See what happens!

*And lastly, we would love to have everyone offer gratitude to or for something or someone everyday. This can be done silently or directly, your choice.

That’s it………..

As reminders and so you can recognize other like-minded comrades, we have commissioned artisans to hand craft a different, beautiful glass bead for each month. It can be worn, displayed in a bowl or vase, carried in your pocket or purse, and certainly collected. Each of these colorful, unique beads will be embossed with the month, year and topic of the month and are meant to remind us of our goal.

The monthly beads are only available two weeks prior to and during the month of issuance. Make sure you place your order prior to midnight on the last day of the month because after that, they are gone forever.

We also have a similar bead of the year that is meant to capture the over all goal of the year.

Stand up! Jump around! Clap your hands!

2009 is The Year of Hope

In the sentence: "Each month, Selcarim will select – from your suggestions or ours - the topic of the month. Leadership, Children, Peace, Abundance…" - is where the word "from" is located.

I can insert "from" in other pages and other posts so it does not appear to just be the word itself but I cannot figure out what else it could be. My guess is that is some unique combination of "from" with other words or maybe other characters in the copy.

I had tried the suggestion here from the forum: - but that did not work. I had also tried disabling all plugins but that did not affect it either.

I hope someone can figure this one out!

Change History (5)

#1 @DD32
15 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; save pages save page error 404 404 not found removed
  • Milestone set to 2.9

This sounds like a mod_security issue.. Specifically, It thinks the fact you've included "FROM" in the data you've posted, that you're trying to exploit the application in some way, and passing a SQL expression to it..

But that would usually exhibit a 500 error.. not 404.

#2 @azaozz
15 years ago

Cannot reproduce it too. Was this text typed in the editor or pasted? If pasted, there could be some artifacts that may be doing this. Also can you try removing the dashes around from to see if it makes any difference (best done from the HTML editor).

#3 @jonahcoyote
15 years ago

Hi, thanks for the replies... If its a mod_security issue would not the following fix it? Or are there other settings that could help?

<IfModule mod_security.c>
SecFilterInheritance Off

I originally pasted the text but then tried various methods of typing the text in from the beginning of the content. That's actually how I found it was the word "from". I tried removing the dashes and any other artifacts because this is what I initially suspected as the culprit and I tried typing in the Visual and HTML editor with the same result.

Any other ideas?

#4 @mrmist
15 years ago

No real suggestions over what has already been said - disable plugins, default theme, default permalinks. etc.

The sample text works for me.

#5 @Denis-de-Bernardy
15 years ago

  • Milestone 2.9 deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

it's mod_security or something along those lines -- server related, and WP can't do anything about it

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