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  • Hello all,

    really strange problem just started happening with a site I am building. When I upload a new plugin and try and activate it, I get a 500 Internal Server Error and I can’t do anything on the site backend. When I delete that plugin, things work normally. I thought it was limited to new plugs, but I just did a test and activated Akimset which was already uploaded, and while it activated, it broken the backend. For example, the plug-in manager listed nothing, Dashboard just showed a few things, and then it stopped working entirely and started giving me 500 Internal Server Errors. I deleted Akismet and now it’s working fine.

    So something very strange is going on. Permissions are fine, what could be causing this? There is no .maintainence file. .htaccess looks like this:

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

    # END WordPress

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  • Too add to the excitement, something is definitely broken, my TinyMCE on Pages appears to be broken. Works on Posts, but not on all Pages.

    Seems like my DB has a problem.

    I repaired the database but am still getting problems activating plugins. Anyone?

    I was having the same issue, then updated my .htaccess file to this:

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

    # END WordPress

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

    And it seems to be working now.

    Good Luck

    Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you — these two lines of code fixed a problem that’s been vexing me for a year!!

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

    Thank you SO much!!

    Hi I am having the same problem. Have WP 3.0. Have a hard time installing many plug ins. Can’t find any .htaccess file.

    Thanks!

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