How to Fix “Updating Failed” in Gutenberg

I already have a couple tips on my blog about “fixing Gutenberg”, for example I already mentioned that you have to double check that REST API is not disabled and in this guide I show what to do if Inserter Dialog is not available. But recently I faced with another issue.

/2 comments

It should be fully clear what the issue is if you look on the screenshot below:

How to fix Updating failed in Gutenberg
You can neither create a new post nor edit an existing one.

On this screenshot you can also see that I am using custom background and custom fonts. If you’re interested in how to do that, check this tutorial.

Coming back to our issue, it happened just after I moved my website to localhost.

Here is a couple error messages you can find in the browser console:

Errors in browser console when Gutenberg fails to update a post

I think many of you already know how to fix this issue 😁 Have some ideas?

If not, my next question is – do you use permalinks (pretty URLs) on your website? 🤔

Yes, yes, all you have to do is to go to Settings > Permalinks from WordPress admin menu and hit the button “Save changes” without changing anything. That’s all!

Related post

Misha Rudrastyh

Misha Rudrastyh

I love WordPress, WooCommerce and Gutenberg so much. 10 yrs of experience.

Need some custom developer help? Let me know

Follow Misha

Need some help with Gutenberg?

If you need some professional developer help, I will be happy to assist you.

Contact me Who I am?

Comments — 2

Leave a comment

php js HTML CSS Code

I will only use your personal information to contact you. Privacy Policy