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    I have this in my .htaccess – works great for permalinks, instead of what WP puts in it:
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.+)$ /index.php/$1
    Now, I have put a file, named test.php, in my theme-dir. How do I get to see that page in the browser? No matter what I try, I get the standard WP frontpage, which is why I suspect a problem with .htaccess. But how do I make a call to display the file? I tried with
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} test.php
    RewriteRule ^/$
    before the above lines, but it does absolutely nothing…
    Any ideas?

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  • What’s wrong with WordPress’ default rules? They work great for me.

    What is wrong with them is, that if I make .htaccess writable and let WP write the rules, noone can access anything in my blog – they get a 403 Forbidden

    Let’s say that your theme dir is /wp-content/themes/peachy/. Add a rule like this:

    RewriteCond /wp-content/themes/peachy/%{REQUESTFILENAME} -f [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /wp-content/themes/peachy/$1 [L]

    The rule that you had won’t work because the request doesn’t match ^/$. If you changed that part to be ^.*$, then it’d work.

    Say what?

    The new mod_rewrite rules you used, which by the way will be the default in the new WordPress 1.6, should actually do the following for each request:

    # Is the IRI a real file?
    # If yes, then exit from the rewrite engine
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    # Is it the IRI a real directory?
    # If yes, then exit from the rewrite engine
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    # Else prefix the request IRI with to /index.php (so WordPress will handle it internally, PHP-wise)
    RewriteRule ^(.+)$ /index.php/$1

    So there shouldn’t be any problems.

    Mathias, thanks for the run-down. Although it didn’t solve my problem the way I expected it to, it did set me off in a new direction…
    So, I have now placed my file in WPs root, and put include ("$_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT]/wp-blog-header.php"); in the first line of my code (as I ofcourse needed the theme-layout and sidebar) – and NOW it works like it should!
    And before anyone asks: The reason I put it in the root is, that the above included file in itself includes some other files, which would fail if I did not put it in the WP-root…

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