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On a Wordpress based website, when I add text using wordpress visual editor or HTML source to a particular page - it gives "page not found error". I tried by adding some other text and its working fine. Then I typed all the text again and in between kept checking if it is giving any errors. Finally I am able to point to the exact word that is causing problem - from. If I put frm , rom or from it works. Only when I use "from" - it gives page not found error. Another thing, the error is only this page not on any other page. I have used "from" on many other pages and there is no problem at all.

Its a client website and I do not have access to the server. I only have wordpress login/password. Any help would be appreciated.

Update: I even tried HTML entities and it does not work. Right now we are using "fróm" instead of "from" as a workaround.

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You're getting a 404 if your page content contains the word from? –  polarblau Jul 5 '11 at 9:07
@polarblau: Yes –  RubyDev Jul 5 '11 at 9:26
@Keoki Zee: let me know more details you require. Your suggestion about posting to WordPress Answers is great. Can I migrate the question there since it is purely related to WordPress. –  RubyDev Jul 5 '11 at 9:27
That sure is a good one. Could you post some of the code in question? –  polarblau Jul 5 '11 at 10:24
@polarblau : It is just some content given by the client.. no matter what the other content is, it just do not accept "from". The moment you put from and view preview or publish the page, the page is gone. I think it is some bug in WordPress. Another relevant information is the we are using 'pretty urls' . –  RubyDev Jul 7 '11 at 3:01

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What form are your pretty permalinks taking, and what is the title of that page? I've had something similar happen and it had to do with the page title. Try flushing your permalinks (go to Settings > Permalinks and switch to a different default, save, then switch back again to what you were using).

Though of course this doesn't explain at all why putting the word 'from' in the body of the post would make any difference at all. :(

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Thanks, it works :) –  RubyDev Jul 9 '11 at 17:15

Found this solution in Wordpress.org site you need to add this line into your .htaccess file.

BEGIN 404 Fix

< IfModule mod_env.c > SetEnv MODSEC_ENABLE Off PassEnv MODSEC_ENABLE < /IfModule >

END 404 Fix

Hope this will help out your problem

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