This is a recent issue that has come up due to updating WordPress to the recent version. The error prompts up when you try to publish a post or update it. Don’t, worry about that, there is a solution. This occurs due to the change of the editor from the past version to the block editor version.
“Updating failed” in a pink dialogue box
- Update the plugins – (Total w3 cache plugin)
For starters, if you have a total w3 cache WordPress plugin, you need to update it first. Actually, update all plugins that you have to ensure they are up to date. Scroll to plugins -> all plugins and update.
Total w3 cache plugin is among the most commonly used in WordPress and if you haven’t installed it yet, please do so. While still on the plugins page, you need to click the settings button and empty cache.
This greatly helps to clear any cache that is preventing the posts and pages to update.
- Download/Activate classic block
You can go to the WordPress official page and download this “classic block” plugin and upload it to your site.
Plugins -> all plugins -> upload plugin ->
Alternatively, you may go to;
Plugins -> add new -> search for classic editor ->activate plugin
- Settings page
After activating the classic editor, go to the settings page -> writing and check the classic editor option and save. Ensure the block editor option is not checked or the error will persist.
- Go to the post
You may then go to where your post is and you will note the change in the interface. The old version editor will have already updated.
It will be much easier now to publish and update your post.
When trying to fix this error, ensure you have a strong internet connection that will ensure all the changes you make are implemented. All the best in your writing let’s share our knowledge. Also if you are new in using wordpress, learn about how to use it.