This week I encountered an error when writing the wget post since saving or publishing it causes a page not found (or 404 in techie parlance) error. I found this thread in the wordpress support forum and tested the “limit” scenarios which did not fully apply in my case. Posting a short test message works but somehow even one paragraph from my wget post causes the 404 message.

Later on the support thread I read a mod_security issue that causes in the post with the word curl in the post. That hit me, curl is a download utility similar to wget!!! Just like in the post, I just enclosed wget in span element and voila, problem solved!

+1 karma for internet support groups!