In this article I’ll show you how to fix the error “Updating Failed” in the WordPress page and post editor. In most cases this is a very simple fix.
This error has become quite common with the recent release of WordPress 5.0 which included the new Gutenberg editor.
The WordPress support team at WP Mantis has probably resolved this issue 10 times in the last 5 days.
So far in all cases this issue was caused by a conflict in the new WP Gutenberg editor and a 3rd party page builder.
Because this was so common, we did some independent testing. And so far the only page builder we have not seen this issue with is Elementor.
These page builders have had the issue:
- WP Bakery
- Beaver Builder
How To Fix It
As mentioned, this is a simple fix in most cases.
All you have to do is deactivate the Gutenberg editor to resolve the conflict and allow your page builder to function as it should.
How to disable Gutenberg:
- Install the Classic Editor plugin
- Activate the Plugin
Here is a quick video to show these steps:
If This Doesn’t Work
First thing will be to do the typical WordPress troubleshooting, deactivate all plugins, test, then reactivate one at a time.
You can also try activating debug mode to see if that helps you identify the cause. Here is a quick video to show you how to do that. Note this does require FTP access.
To turn off debug you can remove the code or simply change “true” to “false”
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