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.htaccess problem - error: <IfModule takes one argument, Container for direct... (7 posts)

  1. amplifyinteractive
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So I'm trying to update my permalink structure. And for whatever reason, my domain is not taking my htaccess file with the rewrite rules WordPress has me put in it. When I do upload the htaccess file, I get a 500 error page.

    So I investigated further and this is apparently the error that's coming back:

    <IfModule takes one argument, Container for directives based on existence of specified modules, referer: http://www.amplify-interactive.com/blog/wp-admin/options-permalink.php

    So I'm stuck. Unsure what to do. If anyone had any insight, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What is the content of the .htaccess file?

  3. amplifyinteractive
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It is:

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /blog/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /blog/index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, there's nothing wrong with that .htaccess file, other than it's missing the begin and end wordpress lines.

    Make the file read-only so WordPress cannot modify it, and then update your permalink structure.

  5. amplifyinteractive
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I did that... but whenever there's an htaccess file up, I get a 500 error, be it a blank htaccess file or one with this specific code...

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Talk to your host. Their server is broken in some undefined way.

    Until they fix their problem, you cannot use anything other than the default permalinks.

  7. amplifyinteractive
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Gotcha. Thanks Otto...

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