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Cannot post to WP - server 500 error (Content, title, and excerpt are empty.)

    Question

  • I have been using WLW for 4-5 months now. Recently I started getting errors and am not able to post anything.

    The first error I got said blog does not support pictures and asked me to configure FTP. I couldn't figure out how to fix it, so went ahead and added the FTP information.

    After than, it is giving a new error message saying server 500 error with the text "Content, title, and excerpt are empty.".

    my site is faisalzahir.com. I am using WP 2.7.0. I have not upgraded WP ever, and am using the same version of WLW (the current version) since beginning.

    I moved from Houston, Texas to India recently. I have not been able to post anything using WLW since I came to India.

    Can anyone please help.

    Thanks
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 3:53 AM

Answers

  • Hi Brandon,

    Yes I was able to solve the problem. It wasn't what I expected it to be. I found out that my site was compromised by the martuz.cn virus. After cleaning my website of the virus, my WLW started working properly again, and I didn't have to use ftp as well. Things were back to normal.

    Thanks for replying.

    Bobby
    faisalzahir.com
    • Proposed as answer by KazzanMVP Friday, June 12, 2009 5:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by bobbyfz Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:50 PM
    Monday, June 08, 2009 4:55 PM

All replies

  • Were you able to fix this problem?  If not, try updating WP and disableing plugins.  I am guessing the combination will help.
    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Monday, June 08, 2009 2:44 AM
  • Hi Brandon,

    Yes I was able to solve the problem. It wasn't what I expected it to be. I found out that my site was compromised by the martuz.cn virus. After cleaning my website of the virus, my WLW started working properly again, and I didn't have to use ftp as well. Things were back to normal.

    Thanks for replying.

    Bobby
    faisalzahir.com
    • Proposed as answer by KazzanMVP Friday, June 12, 2009 5:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by bobbyfz Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:50 PM
    Monday, June 08, 2009 4:55 PM