I have a multilingual website using English, Arabic and French. 2 days ago I noticed that anytime when I clicked on node/add/* for the English section, it returns an access denied page. And that is just for English (the other languages are fine and nothing wrong with them).

I use the Content Access module but even after I uninstalled it the issue remains the same.

I'm using Drupal version 7.32 and I18n 7.x-1.11.

Does anyone have an idea about this issue?

  • What's the language-decision priority in your environment? Path-prefix based or else? Are all the languages treated equally or not? For example, in default, the path-prefix for the default language is null and so is different from the others. Commented Nov 13, 2014 at 13:03
  • What exactly do you mean with "clicked on node/add/* for the english section"? Can you edit your question to better explain which links or urls you use to add an English translation for some existing node? Commented Jun 28, 2015 at 4:59

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I see 2 possible explanations for your issue, as further detailed below. Consider checking both of them to see if either one of them apply in this case.

Cookie problem

It is possibly an issue with a cookie. So try the same scenario usiing another browser. If with that browser the problem does not occur, then it is probably a cookie problem. In that case, just delete the session cookie in the browser where the problem occurs. Then check if the issue is resolved.

Site may be hacked

Since the version of this Drupal site is 7.32, it might simply be that your site was hacked. Refer to SA-CORE-2014-005 (posted a week before this question was asked ...) for some more details.

For way more details about that, and possible approaches to do more research on that, refer to Drupal SA-CORE-2014-005 - How to tell if my server / sites were compromised?, which also suggests to use the Drupalgeddon module.

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