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  • Resolved chrisfurman


    I have installed WordPress 3.0.3 into a subfolder under the root directory of my website.

    The installation works correctly if I leave it as a standalone site. However, if I try to switch it to multisite, that’s when my trouble begins. When I add the .htaccess file to the directory, I get a 500 Internal Service Error (it was originally a 403 Forbidden Access error, but after reading a few things on the forum, I got it to the Internal Service Error). If I take the .htaccess file out, the site then works again, but any additional site I try to create (aside from the main site) won’t work.

    I have an e-mail into my hosting provider about it, but I figured I would ask here to see if anyone else has either encountered this issue or knows a way to fix it.

    Thanks in advance.
    ~ Chris

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    It requires the htaccess file, yes. So if the presence of even an empty one makes your site spaz out, then yes – wait for your host to email you back. 🙂

    And you picked subfolders, yes? And you;re running the install from that folder and not from the root?

    Hi Andrea.
    Thanks for the response. I tried the blank .htaccess file (which worked), and just as I did, I got the standard “We have made an adjustment to your site” e-mail from my host. I put the original .htaccess file back into the installation folder, and now everything seems to be working correctly!

    Off to play I go!

    Thanks again.
    ~ Chris

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