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Fix Wordpress ‘Press This’ 404 error

Are you getting a 404 page error when you try to use the WordPress “Press This” bookmarklet?

There’s an easy fix. The problem is that the URI encoding is getting mixed up with the mod_rewrite function. For the fix, we’ll assume you have already dragged the “Press This” shortcut to your browser’s bookmark bar).

The fix:

  • Open up a blank text document, then copy and paste the code below into it.

javascript:var d=document,w=window,e=w.getSelection,k=d.getSelection,x=d.selection,s=(e?e():(k)?k():(x?x.createRange().text:0)),f=’http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/press-this.php’,l=d.location,e=encodeURIComponent,g=f+’?u=’+e(l.href.replace(/\//g,’\\/’))+’&t=’+e(d.title)+’&s=’+e(s)+’&v=2′;function a(){if(!w.open(g,’t’,’toolbar=0,resizable=0,scrollbars=1,status=1,width=720,height=570′)){l.href=g;}}a();void(0);

  • Change the http://address in the code (it has been highlighted for you) to match your site’s address.
  • Highlight all the code in your text document and copy it into memory
  • Right-click on “Press This” bookmark and select “Properties”. Highlight all the text you see in the “Location” box and delete it. Leave the “Properties” window open.
  • Paste the code you’ve placed in memory from the text document into that “Location” box. Click “Save.”
  • You’re done.
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3 comments on “Fix Wordpress ‘Press This’ 404 error

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  3. Clint Lalonde
    July 28, 2011

    Excellent. Thank you. This fixed my problem.

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This entry was posted on June 23, 2009 by in Content Management Systems, Geek and tagged , , , , , , .
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