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  • Resolved Phil Johnston


    Hey guys,

    I have installed several MultiSite’s and there is a difference but I can’t figure out what it is.

    Basically, if I want to run a script like timthumb (or any custom php script that exists “outside” wordpress) I can’t reference that file.

    For example I am trying to access the thumb.php script I have in my theme directory. Here’s a screenshot to prove that it is uploaded:

    Here’s the link to it not working (and instead giving me a “Page not found” 404 error):

    The same thing happens when I try it with any custom PHP file. (EG: using the script found here:

    However, I also have WP Multi Site installs where it DOES allow me to access custom PHP files. I have looked through all the settings, .htaccess file and wp-config files to see if there are any differences and they are identical to the non-working MultiSite installs.

    I am wondering if it is a permission problem of some kind because I can access image files (example:

    But I can’t access PHP files directly using their URL.

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Hey Andrea – thanks for the quick response. I have actually solved the TimThumb problem with referring to the files properly.

    It isn’t TimThumb I’m having a problem with – but rather pointing to ANY custom PHP file. TimThumb is just one example.

    You’ll notice that, in my post above, the link to timthumb doesn’t have a following image in a URL variable – because it hasn’t even got that far. I could call the file “helloworld.php” and put nothing in the file. It still won’t show it.

    It doesn’t think there is a PHP file sitting there called thumb.php. It’s triggering a 404 error which tells me it must be a permission issue of some kind…

    What that issue is I’m still trying to figure out. Thanks!

    Doh! I figured it out. My permissions on the blogs.dir folder were set to 777 instead of 755. I should have checked that right away…

    Fixed now – thanks again.

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