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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    What’s in your .htaccess in root? (i.e. /domain/.htaccess)

    Root .htaccess contains the following:

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

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^wp-admin$ wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ – [L]
    RewriteRule ^(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) E:/inetpub/vs239247/ssl/$1 [L]
    RewriteRule ^(.*\.php)$ E:/inetpub/vs239247/ssl/$1 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    This is the exact output that WordPress provided upon enabling the network.

    On IIS 7.5, wasted a few hours finding this hack.

    – edit wp-includes/link-template.php func network_admin_url(), edit the line

    $url = network_site_url(‘yourfolder/wp-admin/network/’, $scheme);

    Thanks @derrick_w
    Is this problem/bug common to IIS, that we may need to submit a bug report?

    I have no idea if this is “common” to IIS, but I like to think I just missed something in the hours of reading. I’m an apprentice chicken farmer. Did the hack work for you so far?

    It might save time in future posts if you mention what platform you are on. For example, IIS has no interest in .htaccess files, but will look at web-config files.

    The hack seems to have worked, thanks. My guess is though that it will get overridden in a future WP update.

    However further investigation has found that this is a known bug in the WP core affecting all OS’s with the same scenario. (

    So I guess we just wait for an update that resolves this issue.

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