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Permalinks broken - Directs to 404 (8 posts)

  1. taddmencer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Good morning WordPress community.

    I have an issue I hope someone will be able to aid me with.

    I've installed WordPress on an intranet in order to make a Wiki style knowledge base. Works fine. We're running a Fedora server (9 I believe) and so far so good. mod_rewrite is enabled and all the goodies as dictated in the codex.

    Strangely enough it ... well, just doesn't work.

    Whenever we do a simple permalink such as /%category%/%postname% it goes 404 - not WP 404 but server 404.

    Now, I can go pathinfo style ala index.php/%category%/%postname% and that works in general, however it won't allow for RSS or for accessing a post. All pages (parents and children) access perfectly fine.

    We are operating this site off a subdomain: lightbulb.ourdomainname.com/kb

    But I don't see how that would cause any problems.

    Here is our .htaccess information - basic WP stuff:

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /kb/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /kb/index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    So, I'm slightly confused here folks. I've cleared the permalinks countless times - logged in/out - viewed in different browsers - cleared cache ... nada.

    If you fine folks have any ideas, please let me know. It would be much appreciated.

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. taddmencer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Nope, it's a fresh and clean install.

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The bottom line is, you can't use /index.php/ in 2.6. Read the post that I linked to.

  5. taddmencer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ok, that's all well and good - but I dont' really WANT to use the pathinfo. It DOES work to an extent - but it's not what I'm aiming for.

    I want to use standard prettylinks:
    http://lightbulb.ourdomainname.com/kb/categoryname/post-name

    That's what I want to see. But it 404s every time.

  6. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Also without /index.php/ in the permalink? Then it becomes an entirely different subject. That's above my head (too). But perhaps you can search a little through the forums, "codex" or use Google.
    Here's a thread that links the phenomenon to a server setting. It could be something with mod_rewrite. There's more to look into now I'm afraid.

  7. taddmencer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yeah I know - different monsters. We've gone through just about every setting, reset the server, changed this and that ... it's weird and quite frustrating to say the least!

  8. taddmencer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did this - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/189058?replies=1 and that worked, yes using the index.php method, but hey .. I'll try anything to get this thing running and off my plate at this point!

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