Attempt to assign property post_content on null – Critical WordPress Error

By Dillon Smart · · · 0 Comments

Are you seeing an error when creating new posts or pages in WordPress?

Attempt to assign property post_content on null

A bad database migration likely causes the error.

I have experienced this error when exporting a WordPress database using the database export tool built into PHPStorm through an SSH tunnel to set up a WordPress database in my local development environment.

Learn how to set up MySQL database connections in PHPStorm.

Solved “Attempt to assign property post_content on null”

For myself, the solution was to use another tool, such as DBeaver, to take a backup dump of the remote database and restore the local database with the new MySQL dump.

Follow this tutorial to set up an SSH connection to a remote database in DBeaver.


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