.htaccess Blocking Real Directories (6 posts)

  1. Miercat
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm having a bit of a problem with RC3. I upgraded from 1.5.3 and all is working fine except the new .htaccess funtion. It's used differently (as I'm sure you know) now in 2.0 however they way it's setup, it blocks real directories :(

    Example... I have my WP installed at http://www.gravityxzone.com and an image gallery installed at http://www.gravityxzone.com/gallery/ however now when I try to go to the gallery it just puts me at my blog homepage.

    Is there any way to fix this?

  2. Miercat
    Posted 9 years ago #

    After making a test directory, it would seem that it's blocking my Gallery directory because it's password protected. So how do I fix that? I need that directory to be password protected.

  3. Ryan Boren
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    WP shouldn't attempt to rewrite directories or files that exist in the filesystem. I'll give it a look.

  4. Miercat
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've tried redoing the htaccess file that password protects the gallery DIR, and redoing the WP htaccess through the admin interface and still nothing.

    Thanks for looking Ryan, I will check back in a bit to see if you came up with something.

  5. tollie
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm not an Apache expert, but I'm guessing that Apache doesn't detect a password protected directory as a directory for the RewriteCond -d flag.

    You could try putting the follow above the two RewriteCond's that WordPress2 puts in.

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/gallery/?$

    This will (should) tell Apache to process the next rewrite rule (the one that makes it look like the homepage) only if the request isn't for your gallery directory.

  6. Miercat
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the help Tollie, however I already just made the folder a sub domain instead. It's the only real folder that I have (other than the WP directories of course) so it was easy enough that way and it works so I'm happy :)

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