When WordPress Permalinks Don’t Work
You’ve got simply accomplished the set up and configuration of your new WordPress blog–by the e-book. You proudly log into the dashboard and choose a custom-made permalink (I exploit /%postname%/) after which hit the “Save Modifications” button to save lots of your configuration. Your weblog now–goes loopy. Whenever you attempt to entry your weblog, your browser returns nasty error pages as an alternative of your weblog’s content material.
You recheck every little thing once more, however cannot discover any drawback together with your set up process. Utilizing your FTP program or the WebShell utility at your web-host’s management panel, you confirm that all the mandatory WordPress information and folders are in place and that the permissions are set appropriately. In desperation, and utilizing the management panel’s phpMyAdmin interface, you additionally confirm that the MySQL database has been put in appropriately and that the installer has configured the database tables. What might be mistaken?
Earlier than deleting your WordPress information and folders and zeroing out the database previous to making an attempt a brand new set up, you seize a cup of your favourite beverage and loosen up a minute. You consider your set up. You keep in mind that your new weblog labored completely earlier than you elected to vary the permalink construction. Perhaps it is time to take a look at the server’s error log for the weblog’s area to see if it factors to the basis drawback.
Within the server’s error log, accessed from the web-host’s management panel, you discover the next error entry:
[Sun Mar 29 13:30:38 2009] [error] [client…] Choices FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which means that RewriteRule directive is forbidden….
Bingo! Now you keep in mind seeing one thing whenever you used your management panel to arrange your weblog’s area. You log into your management panel and choose the “Net choices” icon. Proper on the prime of the choices web page you see that the “Symbolic Hyperlinks” choice is disabled. You allow and apply this option–and now the well being of your weblog is restored.
Properly, virtually restored. One nagging error continues to be recorded within the error log:
[Sun Mar 29 22:07:14 2009] [error] [client…] File doesn’t exist:…/favicon.ico
When a browser accesses a website online, it all the time seems for a favicon.ico. WordPress doesn’t set up a favicon.ico by default. It’s worthwhile to both create your personal or add one thing appropriate. As soon as the favicon.ico is uploaded into the weblog’s root listing, this log error will disappear, too.
P.S. The Error log is your good friend. Be sure you take a look at it on occasion.
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When WordPress Permalinks Do not Work, April 2, 2009
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