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I disabled plugins by: UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins';

and also renaming the plugins folder to something else.

I am still getting:

This site can’t be reached The webpage at xyz.com might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED

I did have a lot of speed optimization plugins running, but this error came unexpectedly. I didn't make any recent modifications.

This is what I know about the error: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14039804/error-330-neterr-content-decoding-failed

Somehow it is still reporting gzip compression in the headers.

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.htaccess of /m/:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /m/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /m/index.php [L]
</IfModule>
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /m/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /m/index.php [L]
</IfModule>

# END WordPress

.htaccess of /:

## EXPIRES CACHING ##
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/html "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access 1 month"
</IfModule>
## EXPIRES CACHING ##

Options +FollowSymLinks


RewriteEngine On

Any idea?

  • look at your htaccess/server config files – Mark Kaplun Apr 3 '16 at 2:44
  • @MarkKaplun added my htaccess. What server config files should I check? It's shared hosting btw – User Apr 3 '16 at 2:46
  • maybe check for a cache dropin eg. advanced-cache.php in your wp-content folder, some cache plugins add these and they can be still be automatically used when the plugin is gone... just a thought. – majick Apr 3 '16 at 8:47
  • also you only need half of that in your .htaccess, clearly duplicate but that is probably not the issue. – majick Apr 3 '16 at 8:48
  • @majick yes, I have the file advanced-cache.php in my plugins directory. Should I delete it? – User Apr 3 '16 at 14:12

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