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  • Resolved Dynamicadam


    My website is a bit broken – I keep getting an internal server error (500).

    I have my index.php file in a different location to the root. I have bridged WordPress with phpBB using WP-United, however I didn’t edit any wordpress files to do this, and it works fine. My website’s index.php is in the diretory and the wordpress installation is in the directory – the site root.

    My site has been working perfectly fine, however I recently changed the ‘blog location’ entry to to – removing the index.php

    This gave a 500 error, so I reverted back to the original setting, but the error still remained. Alas, I looked at my .htaccess file, which looked like this:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    # END WordPress

    Oh dear. So I denied wordpress access to .htaccess, and changed to permalink structure to date and time based. I got the .htaccess code to enter manually, so I did:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /phpBB3/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /phpBB3/index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    Yet I still have a 500 error.

    If anyone could help, please do!!!


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  • Just think I also might add that I have tried adding the code to the .htaccess in the main directory as well – still didn’t work.

    I have just changed the site’s directory, changed it in the .htaccess file and in the wordpress config, but the new directory got a 500 error as well.

    OK – It’s sorted – I deleted my .htaccess file, went into the permalink structure page and selected the default mode.


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