SOLVED Updating Failed – Error when updating with Gutenberg

As part of my recent investigations in the new Gutenberg editor for WordPress I came across a cheeky little error that had me stumped for a while.

Gutenberg Updating Failed error

Now, I saw this issue whilst running on a local VVV setup, that I’d created solely for this Gutenberg investigations, and as such it was running on an nginx server. I had also not tweaked the default permalinks settings.

Some digging later I pulled out this github issue, and that lead me to the solution workaround here.


To get it working, all you have to do is set a more fancy permalink structure, such as

Further Info

It seems the issue is to do with PUT request support in the default nginx config, and the way the WordPress REST API works out-of-the-box. If you want more info, follow that trac ticket above.

I hope to be writing more on my Adventures in Gutenberg, especially my work on adding support for it to the Widgets on Pages plugin.

3 Replies to “SOLVED Updating Failed – Error when updating with Gutenberg”

  1. Unbelievable. I been waiting for the final rollout and hoping that WordPress will this nuisance error. But till date nothing happened. They should have listened to the existing users before official rollout.

    Personally i feel, they should let us switch easily between old and new editor. Not everybody likes this fancy new editor.


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