A major cause of the “Settings not Saved” error has already been fixed. This closes off the ability to get into the problem. Code that detects a site with that problem and fixes it still needs to be written. Originally, 3.8.2 was going to be released last Friday. It was bumped to this Monday, and now I’m “punting” to sometime around the end of the month.
An intermediate solution for users affected by this issue is to perform a settings reset:
- Navigate to the Breadcrumb NavXT settings page (Under Settings > Breadcrumb NavXT).
- Click on the “Import/Export/Reset” tab next to the “Help” tab in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
- On the dropdown press the “Reset” button.
After completing these steps you should be able to save your settings without receiving the “Settings not Saved” error.
Note that this error is not something new to Breadcrumb NavXT 3.8.0, it is only made apparent due to the message introduced in 3.8.0. The absolute root cause of this is the activation action is not being fired for the method of installing plugins used by affected users (something that may be indirectly fixed in WP 3.2).
[end of transmission, stay tuned]