i happened to change permalink setting, and my host provider doesn’t support .htaccess, so wp just crashed. The problem is, after reparing the server, i cann’t switch the permalink option back since this will cause the server crash again and the switching is not saved then, is there any way to directly modify the saved option back, or what else can i do about it?
I have a similar problem.
I modified the permalinks options but my server doesnt support mod_rewrite.
I did get the error 500 internal server, even when accessing admin panel.
I got access to it again by deleting .htaccess. but now, my posts permalinks are broken, and everytime i try to change the permalink options again to restore it to default, it probably create a wrong .htaccess file and fail to save the default permalink option.
and then i get the whole error 500 again and loose again access to my admin panel for wordpress.
this is really ugly. i hope people could create a blog that repair itself when something wrong happens, cause wordpress didnt warn me at any stage that changing the default setting could kill everything… how annoying…
so wildmagic, if u have a solution, please share!
thank you everyone
Here is my solution: (1) open “options”->”permulink”; (2) set the option back, but don’t save it, just leave the brwoser open; (3) as the .htaccess has been created inside the server, and http service is crashed already, but you can still use file management functionality provided by the space host to delete that file (4) turn back to the browser and save it, done.
ps. if your space host doesn’t support file management, you can upload a phpmyadmin by your own and operate on it.
This is not a WordPress bug, it’s a problem with your host and their server. WordPress creating an .htaccess will not cause a 500 error except on a broken webhost. Even if they don’t have mod_rewrite support, WordPress includes the IfModule lines, so a properly configured webhost will ignore the new rules in that case.
My advice: Change hosts to one that doesn’t suck.
Alternate advice: Create a blank .htaccess file and set it to 444 permissions. Then WordPress cannot edit it.
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