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404 error on BP links

  • After taking everything down from my site, I did a clean install of WP 2.9.2 and BP 1.2.3, making sure that WP worked before I added BP.

    WP is in my root folder.

    I changed the permalinks from default to day and time.

    I am using the BP default theme.

    The only BP links that work are “log in” and “log out”. Everything else returns a 404 error.

    The URL is http://www.thedigitalartist2.com and is hosted on a Windows server.

    I already tried an install with WPMU with the same results, and have tried several changes to the htaccess that didn’t work, either.

    I’ve done a lot of searching, but haven’t been able to find an answer. And it looks as though I’m not the only one with this issue.

    Thoughts? Please?

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  • Avatar of jivany
    jivany
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    @jivany

    If you are using IIS, you might have to follow the directions suggested here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Permalinks_without_mod_rewrite

    I don’t think IIS supports mod_rewrite which is what WP uses (and BP).

    Does your site work with BP installed?

    The rest of the site works. BP does not.

    Avatar of jivany
    jivany
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    @jivany

    Bummer. IIS isn’t really that common with WP and I think the majority of people here are using Apache based hosts.

    You could try what is mentioned at the end of this thread: http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/friendly-http-error-messages-causes-404

    The specific error it talks about isn’t what you’re seeing though as I get a 404 on your site with Firefox also.

    This link talks about a modified 404 error handler to deal with some of the oddities in IIS handling:

    http://ikailo.com/94/url-modrewrite-workaround-iis-60/

    If you do get this working, please post back here and/or in the FAQ topic because it seems there are a lot of IIS users running into similar issues.

    Thanks for the suggestions and links. I’ll work on it this weekend and report back.

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    qbuster
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    @qbuster

    I’m experiencing virtually the same problem. See waterwaywatch.org. The site is based on WP 2.92 and Buddypress 1.2.3 then Buddypress Widget Theme. I have tried various flavours of Buddypress with a variety of other themes aa well as trying to install as a sub-directory and in the root. The current trial is roo-based.

    Looking at your website you will see that when you click on the links that work the url on is based on the root and the other contains a reference to /index.php/. When you click on other menu items – say members – the url is based on the root – thus /members/ . Clicking on that gives a raw 404. If you change that to /index.php/members/ you will find that you will get a page from your website that just says ‘Page not found’. (On my website I don’t get ‘page not found, I get the home page).

    Now the bad news. I have shown that this is somehow related to /index.php/ but despite playing with this for the past week, I haven’t been able to figure out what is wrong – let us hope that someone here will take the clue and figure out the answer.

    One other thing – if you create a new folder in the root called, say, /members/ and place a dummy index.htm in there, then as expected clicking on Members will open that page.

    All this suggest to me some sort of mis-redirection – can anyone help?

    Cheers

    Will

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    adiallo
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    @adiallo

    Hello I am buddypress newbie, I am having the same problem.

    I have wp 2.9.2 and the last version of buddypress, All the pages for buddypress goes to a 404 page. I’ve tested it with the default buddypress theme and it does the same, i am using my own theme now.

    Does anyone know how to fix this issue, thanks a lot

    adiallo

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    Avatar of adiallo
    adiallo
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    @adiallo

    Thanks but I am not using iis server

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    Then your problem isn’t the same as the original poster’s.

    Try changing your permalinks.

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    adiallo
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    @adiallo

    ok then thanks

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    adiallo
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    @adiallo

    I change permanent link (from default to month and name) but it still giving me 404 error on every BP link beside logging out. I am totally clueless here.

    Thanks 4 helping

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    claud925
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    @claud925

    @qbuster Well when you install this small fix http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/1426 you can access links like wordpress/index.php/members (so thats something). But all the buddypress links remain being wordpress/members, etc.

    So, I tried to change the slug as explained in here http://codex.buddypress.org/how-to-guides/changing-internal-configuration-settings/ to see if it works change members to index.php/members, but it returns the 404 error.

    So any ideas on how to change the links on buddypress to include the index.php ?

    Avatar of claud925
    claud925
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    @claud925

    Finally I got it working :)

    Well first add the lines from this patch http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/1426 to bp-core/bp-core-catchuri.php

    and then go to bp-core.php and in line 95 put the code like this (note the index.php) $bp->root_domain = bp_core_get_root_domain() . '/index.php';

    Well, also, I have a custom template, and in my navigation I have manually put the links in the header to look like this: <li><a href="http://yourdomain.com/wordpress/index.php/activity/" title="Actividad">Actividad</a></li> but it probably works also in the bp-default theme.

    So, hope this help someone :)

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    dandam
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    @dandam

    @claud925 – Hi, I’m having a similar issue, thanks for sharing your solution.

    Forgive me, but I don’t see what I’m supposed to use from the patch you linked to. Over at Trac I’m just seeing a ticket with notes about BP_ENABLE_ROOT_PROFILES issues but nothing about what exactly to change in bp-core-catchuri.php

    Am I missing the obvious somehow?

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    claud925
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    @claud925

    @dandam It seems i coppied the wrong link, here it is the real one http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/2299

    And the link to the patch is this one http://trac.buddypress.org/attachment/ticket/2299/iis.patch

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    whyameye
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    @whyameye

    Works! I added a few more tidbits to fix the search function and a couple of other random things. Documenting it all here:

    http://cratel.wichita.edu/cratel/KMEK

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