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Wordpress "http error"

Category: Wordpress

2013-08-21 7:38 pm EST

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I have a website that is powered by Wordpress, and up until recently, everything was running smoothly.

Now, when I upload any media (regardless of file size or type), I receive an "http error" and no media is saved in my Media Library.

I have tried various remedies like adding bits of code to my .htaccess file, or increasing the allowed memory with my wp-config.php file, and nothing has worked.

Any suggestions?

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40,963 Points
2013-08-21 7:47 pm EST
Hello Jbchambers,

Sorry to hear that you're having problems with uploading files into WordPress. I have no idea what is really going on your site without being to see it, so I'm going to give you a possible answer that might help.

HTTP Error when uploading media.

Try this solution from a poster in the official forums. This was the closest thing that I could find that resembled your description of the error.

If you wish for us to continue investigating the issue, then please give us some information about your installation such as: Are you hosting with us? What server? Domain name? Exact error message or screenshot of the error and your version of Wordpress. All of this information would help us work to narrow down the problem and possibly give you an answer.

Please let us know if you still require assistance.

Arnel C.

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2013-08-22 11:26 pm EST
I 've just had a similar problem. I could not upload images to a NextGen Gallery or using WP media upload or zip file for a plugin. It took two days before a support staff person did something other than refer me to a web document. He said that he "changed some permissions" Whatever it was, it worked. If changing permissions gives you a clue as to what to do, go for it. Otherwise I'd insist that a support person take the HTTP error problem seriously and look at changing permissions. Hope this helps.

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2013-08-23 10:49 am EST
I would agree with Yooper, contact support and say that you are having this issue. Ask the support agent to have the "mod_security" uninstalled, and re installed immediately after. This will fix this particular error.

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Hello Yooper and alphaEncore,

This is a common error in Wordpress, as a search in google for "wordpress http error" provides 94.5 million results.

It can be caused by different things, but is often caused by a Plugin or Theme incompatibility, as they are created by 3rd parties. Disabling them, or reverting to the default ones will usually fix the problem.

If you suspect a permission issue, you have the same access as tech support, and can easily modify your permissions in cPanel, here is a link to a helpful guide.

If you think Mod security is causing the problem, you can disable mod_sec in cPanel as a test. You can re-enable when you are done testing.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

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2013-08-23 11:09 am EST
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