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One way to fix one cause of "Error Saving Page" problem...


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Community Member, 160 Posts

29 February 2012 at 10:07pm


It appears that my webhost has done some server upgrades and must have tightened up security a little. This resulted in one of the pages on my site being prevented from being saved - every time I would hit "Save" or "Save & Publish", it would result in "Error Saving Page".

The error console revealed that it was a "403 Forbidden" error on /admin/EditForm. It reminded me of an earlier issue I was having with the same page for which I made [url=]a post[/url] in the forums. I suspected that there was some filtering going on somewhere (wasn't sure where at that stage) as it was picking up the word "system" in alt/title tags and causing the same "Error Saving Page" issue.

I stumbled across [url=]this post[/url] which made me aware of a [url=]web host issues wiki page[/url]

To cut a long story short, by including the following lines in the .htaccess file, I was able to eliminate the problem:

# Disable mod_security to prevent restrictive calls between the server and client
<IfModule mod_security.c>
SecFilterEngine off

It turns out that the content on that page must have formed a signature that triggered mod_security, preventing it from being saved. Other pages were fine.

Anyway, I hope that info helps someone who might be pulling their hair out with similar issues.



Community Member, 1 Post

14 April 2014 at 1:55pm

Perfect. Thanks -- had a similar mod_security problem with a Nucleus CMS site a while back, but for some reason it didn't occur to me that the same security protocol was the culprit in an issue with this silverstripe site.