htaccess problems? (3 posts)

  1. cofphoto
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi there, totally new to WordPress, but I just installed a blog on my website using Fantastico. When I try to view my blog, I get a "navigation canceled" or "IE cannot display web page" error. I am also unable to log into my WP Admin page using the correct username and password.

    After a little troubleshooting I found that the .htaccess file in my root directory is the problem. If I change the file name to .htaccess2 (just something other than .htaccess) I am able to view my blog and log in to Admin panel. Then when I change the file name back to .htaccess, I am again unable to view anything.

    Any ideas why this would happen? Thanks!

  2. What's the content of your .htaccess file?

  3. cofphoto
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ipstenu, thanks for the reply..I figured it out myself not long after posting this, but wanted to post the fix in case it helps someone else down the road.

    I never figured out what it was about the .htaccess file in my root directory that was screwing up my WP install. But I did find a post somewhere where someone recommended the following .htaccess file for WP. So I installed this .htaccess file in my blog directory and everything has worked since then:

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

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