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  • Hi there,

    I have just upgraded from 1.5.2 to 2.0 and have a couple of new ‘undocumented features’. I used to use WebDAV to upload large amounts of data up to my server – no problem in 1.5.2, in 2.0 it got busted.

    Turnes out there is a new .htaccess file with a rewrite..

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php

    Once I commented it out, WebDAV started working again. What have I just broken by commenting this out?

    Also, I have an interesting one that I am not sure wher eto start… as I a here now.. 🙂

    I am using ezstatic and attempting to use microwiki both from RedAlt, and I can get microwiki to load when I use a query string. It supports friendly URLs which I switch on, but I just get a 404 error on my WordPress blog. I wrote a debug script..


    $review = "/index.php?";
    $review .= "static=".$_REQUEST['static'];
    $review .= "&page=".$_REQUEST['page'];
    $review .= "&do=".$_REQUEST['do'];
    $review .= "&label=".$_REQUEST['label'];
    echo "<a href='$review'>$review</a>";

    –end of test.php–

    I have a mod_rewrite rule…

    RewriteRule ^_wiki?(/([^/]*))?(/([^/]*))?(/([^/]*))?$ /test.php?static=wiki&page=$2&do=$4&label=$6 [L]

    I h ate mod_rewrite, so I’ll explain what this one does… basically it turns …$2/$4/$6


    it works. It goes to my test page and prints out an index.php line that links to the right place… now, when I change the rewrite rule to say index.php?stati… (which the test.php generates) I get a 404 error on my blog.

    Any clues where this could be? I have checked the default theme: same. the fact the mod_rewrite directs to my test page, and the fact the link with the querystring seem to rule out the plugin and the wiki stuff… leaving the index.php

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  • I have just found out what I broke by commenting out the rewrite rule… nice URLs for my WP posts… tough call WP posts… or everything else 🙂

    Is there a way to fix this?

    There is also another issue to do with re-writing as previously mentioned.

    I have ezstatic and microwiki installed, and I have the re-write rule installed… it seems to redirect correctly – as the title in the browser is correct, however the page that displays is the 404 error of WordPress.

    Any ideas whats going on?

    I have also had this problem since upgrading to 2.0
    I found a fix on the textdrive support site that seems to work – (even though its related to textpattern)

    change the .htacces to the following

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^(.+) – [PT,L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/(assets|dav|ical|_ical)
    RewriteRule ^(.*) index.php

    I am hosted on dreamhost and it seemed to fix the problem (but i am still going to move all my webdav folders to a sub domain incase wordpress decides to rewrite the htacess file again)

    good luck



    I have this exact issue (WebDAV not allowing access when directory password authentication enabled on /dav folder).

    My blog is in the base directory, and WebDAV is in the /dav folder. If I comment out the section like Deviant did, I can login and authenticate fine. If left as standard I can’t connect.

    Problem is – with the changes above (adding the extra line), I still can’t get access.

    Do I need to make any other changes (ie to my index.php) or anything else?


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