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Permalinks are hosed fixed

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No idea why, but nobody can see individual posts or make comments right now.

Will look into it.


Switched to the WordPress default permalink style, and that works. It’s ugly, but it works. Will try tonight to go back to the old style.

Update II:

Oh, great, another bug in the 2.6 release. Well, at least Otto isn’t trying to claim it’s a feature (which he did with the login nonsense until called on it).

However, true to his condescending manner, Otto’s first suggested fix fails to tell you some crucial information ((This is how he shows you he’s ever-so-much-smarter than you — leave out important info, then insult you for not knowing what he should have told you to begin with. Again, he expects everyone to have programming knowledge, and holds anyone who doesn’t in contempt. Real nice guy. )): You can’t “just” remove the “index.php” from your permalinks if you’re on Linux with Apache. To do that, you have to edit your htaccess file, which he clearly knows since he references mod_rewrite. But he doesn’t actually say it. Twit. ((And he just yesterday told someone that it couldn’t be WordPress, it was the user’s fault. Bet he never apologized for that, either. ))

I guess I’ll take back my backtrack — do NOT upgrade to 2.6, wait for the bugfix release.

I’ve had beta software that worked better than this. Reeeeeeeal professional, guys. Sheesh.

(I have never, not once, had a problem with WordPress. This release, I get two in two days. Oy.)


If your server is running Apache on Linux (look at the bottom of your cPanel, it should tell you), then copy and paste this into your blog’s .htaccess file (the one in your blog’s root directory):

# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

Found here.

Anyway, everything seems to be fixed now. Until the next bug crops up, anyhow.

Written by [IMH]

16 July 2008 at 12:01 pm

Posted in Blogosphere

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