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⚠️ Looks like something’s gone wrong. Wait a couple seconds, and then try again.

When editing the menu in customizer the changes failed to save with the error message:

Looks like something’s gone wrong. Wait a couple seconds, and then try again.

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And when inspecting the page the following error appears:

POST http://plugins.club/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php 403 (Forbidden)

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The 403 error is caused by something blocking access to the file such as ModSecurity in cPanel, a rule inside the .htaccess file, or insufficient file permissions.

ModSecurity is known to block custom script execution (e.g. some custom javascript code) so to disable ModSecurity navigate to cPanel > Security

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and turn it off for your website:

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Make sure all Security plugins are disabled.

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From cPanel > File Manager open the website directory and edit the .htaccess file.

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Make sure that there are no rules blocking access to wp-admin folder or files:

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To fix file permissions open the terminal and enter the website directory, then run:

find -type d -exec chmod  755 {} \;
find -type f | xargs -d$'\n' -r chmod  644

After following these steps you should be able to save changes to the customizer.

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