WP intercepting ALL 404 errors from main site? (2 posts)

  1. _ck_
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I noticed a strange behavior and I am not sure how it's even possible since WP uses a RewriteBase in .htaccess.

    I have WP running off a subdirectory called /news/ as there are a handful of static pages above it in the webroot.

    Apparently WP somehow is catching all 404 errors for the website even when they are not off /news/ ?? Even above /news/ (ie. / )

    will all end up at the WP 404 page instead of the main 404 page?

    I have the following in my .htaccess

    # wordpress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /news/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /news/index.php [L]

    there is absolutely nothing else in .htaccess that could route to /news/ so I have no clue how it's ending up there?!

    The server is using Apache 1.33 on CentOS 3 if that matters.

    Thanks for any help / ideas...

  2. _ck_
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Okay figured out my own answer again sorry.
    But this might help someone else in the future.

    When you run WP in a sub-directory, the special .htacesss goes into that sub-directory, not the webroot .htacess !

    Didn't realize that, though it seems obvious now.

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