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    Hi Andrea,

    A few weeks ago, we “forumed” and you said I could contact you via your wpmututorials and ask a few other questions. Mainly about hosting.

    I went to your site. Alas, your contact form said, try here.

    So… here I am.

    I will check back here regularly.

    Thank you!
    Stephanie

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  • I meant leave a comment over there, and also search my blog for the word hosting. 🙂

    Hi Andrea:

    I searched your blog for hosting, and still have a few questions:

    1) I have one wpms on bluehost (with subdirectories) where the buddy press works fine but the CSS doesn’t get applied to the sub-sites (http://autobituary.net).

    2) I have another wpms site on webmasters (with subdomains) where the sub-sites work just fine but when I activate buddypress it freaks out (http://vermont.be).

    Any thoughts on buddypress playing well with wpms?

    3) for the first site, I need some input on an idea for a calendar/journal function and thought you might be good for that too.

    I looked at your list of freelancers on your site, and maybe there is the best place to start. I thought I would talk with you first, if you were looking for work.

    Thank you for all your help, Andrea.

    Stephanie

    Oh yeah, the second site: vermont.be, I got them to update the PHP to 5. (it was php4)

    Upgradephobia… genius…

    So, I just tried the buddy press again on the Vermont.be site.

    When I install it, the entire site is replaced with this:

    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
    Please contact the server administrator, admin@webmasters.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Apache/1.3.41 Ben-SSL/1.60 Server at http://www.vermont.be Port 80

    I then go to Dreamweaver and delete the folder on the server and voila it reappears and I breathe again.

    ????

    1) I have one wpms on bluehost (with subdirectories) where the buddy press works fine but the CSS doesn’t get applied to the sub-sites (http://autobituary.net).

    Known issues and i’;s nothing to do with Buddypress. Tell your web support you made htaccess changes and they aren’t being applied. (you did put the htaccess file there when setting up the network, yes?)

    This is covered in the forum sticky.

    2) I have another wpms site on webmasters (with subdomains) where the sub-sites work just fine but when I activate buddypress it freaks out (http://vermont.be).

    Either talk to your webhost about the 500 error or ask on the buddypress forums where more people can help.

    Any thoughts on buddypress playing well with wpms?

    It was originally built as wpmu-only, so it should play fine.

    3) for the first site, I need some input on an idea for a calendar/journal function and thought you might be good for that too.

    No idea, sorry.

    I thought I would talk with you first, if you were looking for work.

    Booked solid.

    Andrea,

    you said:
    Known issues and i’;s nothing to do with Buddypress. Tell your web support you made htaccess changes and they aren’t being applied. (you did put the htaccess file there when setting up the network, yes?)

    — yep I did : )

    this is a “known issue” …. hmmm… A couple of months ago you said that there was a bug ticket for this. Is there any way I can track the resolution?

    Thanks! I appreciate the advice!

    I have contacted one of the people listed on your site.

    This is the current .htaccess file for the site with the CSS not applied to the sub sites.

    CONTENT BEGINS:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ – [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress

    CONTENT ENDS

    A couple of months ago you said that there was a bug ticket for this. Is there any way I can track the resolution?

    It was only in specific cases, and over 90% pf the people with the exact same issue did what I said in the sticky: contact Bluehost. tell them you made htaccess changes and they aren’t working.

    Or, there’s a whole section in your htaccess file that shouldn’t be there. Note the instructions said the *replace* the rewrite rules. Not add the new ones. replace. So do that before you contact support.

    I contacted bluehost back when this first happened, and the guy was sure that the htaccess file was being applied. I don’t know… I can totally call again.

    However… let me look at this htaccess file and compare it to other versions.

    ok… I just did a bunch of experiments;

    THIS CODE (which WP3.0 just generated and I got via the Tools – Network option):
    ~~~~ The site works BUT you get a 404 error on blog, group, etc.

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ – [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    …………………………………….

    THIS CODE:
    ~~~~ Leads to the site working, groups working, but still no CSS in the subsites.

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ – [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress

    hmm.. I will keep researching.

    All your help is deeply appreciated!
    Stephanie

    Wouldn’t the fact that when I change the content of the .htaccess file, the behavior of the site differs indicate that the .htaccess file was being applied?

    You’d think so.

    I just chatted with a tech support person at blue host.

    Here’s the pertinent info from the chat:

    Kylie: [7:44:34 PM] It really looks like it’s related to the theme or something. http://autobituary.net/testsitetwo/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-themes/bp-default/_inc/css/adminbar.css?ver=3.0.1 is the link to the CSS file, according to your page’s source code, but that pages gets a 404 (not found) error.
    [7:45:05 PM] I think the .htaccess settings are working properly. It just looks like the plugin (sorry, not the theme) is the problem?
    [7:45:19 PM] If you changed that site to use a different theme, or turned off BuddyPress, does that work?

    I am going to turn off buddypress and see…. be back once I have done that.

    Nope… turning off the buddypress plug in didn’t make the css magically appear in the sub site Test Site Two (http://autobituary.net/testsitetwo/).

    Kylie at blue host said:

    Kylie: [7:35:15 PM] On our servers, changes to .htaccess take effect immediately.

    I have two wp multisites and buddypress and wpms aren’t working together on either one in different ways.

    I am very puzzled.

    Also, there is no way to get to the “backend” of the sub sites either.

    http://autobituary.net/testsitetwo/wp-admin/
    just takes me to the same page as
    http://autobituary.net/testsitetwo

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