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Post Editor Displays A Bogus Error When Updating Posts

Some blog owners report a problem with editing posts, in post editor.

With any changes made to a published post, an attempt to update shows another monolithic error.
An error occurred while trying to save or publish your post. Please try again.
But the mystery does not end there. Even seeing the error, a curious blog owner, refreshing the post as displayed, may find a surprise.

Even with the mysterious error displayed, repeatedly, the changes just made may be visible in the post.

In some cases, a new post editor session - or the post display refreshed - will even show the changes made.

Even with the post editor showing
An error occurred while trying to save or publish your post. Please try again.
you may see your changes displayed, when you refresh the displayed post.

I just updated my earlier post, Country Code Aliasing Is A Solution - Not A Problem.

My personal and recent experience.

The post, before being updated.



I added the observation to the post
Blogger has described the problem, as a solution to free expression and controversial content.
to the post.

I just updated my post.

Post Editor, showing the added observation.



Then, I clicked "Update" - and waited for an eternity. No matter how many times I hit "Update", I see the same error.

It's enough to make one pull hair, in anguish (as if, Chuck!).

Post Editor, showing the added observation, after clicking "Update".



But, the story does not end here.

The post, after being updated - even with the bogus error message displayed.
Surprise! See the added observation?



Don't believe me? Examine my post, Country Code Aliasing Is A Solution - Not A Problem.

If you see the error, don't give up!

So, if you edit your post, and having made the necessary changes, you see the bad news
An error occurred while trying to save or publish your post. Please try again.
don't pull your hair in anguish, immediately.

Refresh the post - then examine the updated display, and the change just made (in a separate tab / window). You may find your changes saved, as if nothing is wrong.

And, it's the EverReady Bunny problem of the week.

I was once again, updating my previous post, and idly wondering if this problem had been fixed - and hello!

Post Editor, showing this error, after clicking "Update" - just as I updated my previous post.



My previous post - updated, even with Post Editor displaying the error!



This, too, may involve the Blogger / Google CDN - and delay in updating the Blogger database, between the nodes in the CDN.

Just be careful when closing the post editor tab or window, with the warning about unsaved changes displayed.

So, what to do, now? I couldn't even leave that window, to update this post - I had to Stay!


And having updated this post, in this window, I have to close that window, with the changes maybe unsaved. But I'll re read the post as displayed, first.



If you see a mysterious #Blogger Post Editor error "An error occurred while trying to save or publish your post. Please try again.", when trying to update a previously published post, repeatedly, take a moment and verify that the changes being made were NOT saved. You may be surprised!

This, too, may involve the Blogger / Google CDN - and delay in updating the #Blogger database, between the nodes in the CDN.

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