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Getting 404 Saving Sidebar Settings

When I try to save my side bar settings, I get a 404 error message.

What might be causing this?

SwisherSweet's avatar
asked 2015-02-07 15:47:55 -0500
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Which setting are you trying to fill out?

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2015-02-07 16:04:54 -0500) edit

I'm trying to fill out the: Settings → Static Content, URLS & UI → Main page sidebar → Custom sidebar header (English)

SwisherSweet's avatar SwisherSweet (2015-02-07 16:08:22 -0500) edit

I cannot reproduce this issue on the master branch of Askbot.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2015-02-07 16:29:08 -0500) edit

@Matthew did you get this issue fixed?

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2015-02-13 21:21:30 -0500) edit
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Maybe by the time you were posting the change you were logged out or logged in under unprivileged account? Only site administrators can change the settings.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2015-02-07 16:34:10 -0500
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I tired 7 to 8 different times. I wasn't logging out and I believe the first account is an admin account. Is there a log I can find the root problem?

SwisherSweet's avatar SwisherSweet (2015-02-07 16:43:02 -0500) edit

I don't see yet from where the 404 may be coming. Who has access to settings is actually controlled by the `is_staff` and `is_active` fields on the `User` record, both must have `True` boolean values..

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2015-02-07 16:53:36 -0500) edit

The user has both Staff and Active flags set. In addition, they user also has Superuser status.

SwisherSweet's avatar SwisherSweet (2015-02-07 17:02:19 -0500) edit

Maybe try setting `DEBUG=True`, might help if there is an issue with the url. Otherwise you could try addding `import pdb; pdb.set_trace()` in the beginning of the function `askbot.deps.livesettings.views.group_settings`, run the site with the `runserver` command and step with the debugger. If the breakpoint is never reached, insert the same statements upstream in the call chain until the breakpoint works. With a hard to understand issues using debugger would be the method to try.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2015-02-07 17:31:30 -0500) edit
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