HTTP Error when uploading images

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    I cannot upload any images to my blog. When I do, I receive a message (appearing at the top of the upload box) that says “HTTP error.” in red text.

    I DO NOT have a blog. My blog is hosted by, and solely created on, This occurs with all images. There is nothing wrong with the images. They are JPG files and I have made sure that there are no problems with the files or file types themselves.

    Help is appreciated. I run this blog for my non-profit and need to update.

    The blog I need help with is


    Also, I did not say before that the images “upload” (the gray upload bar moves across the screen) but the bar stays put when the text “crunching” appears, and nothing can be done.



    Typically this is caused by an open HTML tag in one of your posts or in a text widget. You must locate it and close it.

    Will you also confirm that is enabled on your blog?
    Go to Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

    Will you then do this please? Starting with your latest post, open it in the editor, make one minor change such as adding a space and then deleting it, and then click “Update Post.” Check your blog and see if it is back to normal.

    If it’s not, then look for an open HTML tag and close it. Check your blog again and see if it is back to normal. If it’s still “messed up” then open the next post and do the same thing post by post until it goes back to normal.

    If you have been copying and pasting text from elsewhere without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor, please see here so you know how to do this correctly in the future.



    BTW if you recently added a text widget then it would make sense to start with checking it for the same thing ie. look for an open HTML tag.



    I’m rethinking this and wondering which browser and version of it you are using. . The HTTP error could also be a browser related issue. When a browser requests a service from a web server, an error might occur. This is a list of HTTP status messages that might be returned:

    The first thing to try is to log out of WordPress, clear your browser cache and cookies, restart your browser and then try again.

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