Error 406

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We are attempting to add posts to our wordpress website, but get this error message when attempting to add a photo to the post:

Error 406 - Not Acceptable
An error has occurred. Generally a 406 error is caused because a request has been blocked by Mod Security. If you believe that your request has been blocked by mistake please contact the web site owner.

I have not made any changes to the site. Please advise ASAP.
Patricia Parmer
Hello Lovellnews,

There was an attempt to place a mod_security update, and it affected some sites negatively. We do apologize for trouble. According to systems, a recent change to the Mod Security rule set this off. They have since reverted it and it should be back to the previous setting before the modification was applied.

If you continue to have problems with the issue, please contact live support for immediate action.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.


Arnel C.
Community Support
i am also having this same error 406 in our site and i am now in the impression that all word press sites are under attack by hackers (using different ip's or bots). After the Error 406 i then have another error message:

WordPress Login Temporarily Disabled

We apologize for the inconvenience! You are seeing this message because your site has recently been targeted by attackers attempting to gain access to your WordPress Dashboard. In order to protect your site your WordPress Login page has been temporarily disabled.

Unfortunately, you will be unable to login to the Dashboard until the block expires.

How to get help

For more information on:

Why this block was enacted
How to further protect yourself
How to regain access
Please visit our support site.

I hope everything gets fixed fast!