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BP 1.5 links never work on a new installation

  • Hi all,

    This is a newbie question, but I already done googling probably for more than two days. I also tried reinstalling wp/bp, and confirmed the problem only happens after BP is installed, activated. All links return 404 except WP-root, this include the wp posts/comments I created before installing BP. Also, now I am stuck with the 404 BP setup. When BP is deactivated, WP root becomes a blank page.

    Here is my setup:

    Linux
    Apache
    WP 3.2.1
    BP 1.5
    WP-root – /var/www/spell
    WP-host – localhost

    Instead of asking you to diagnose what might go on my system, I’m hoping someone could educate me about how the following htaccess file handles a link such as http://localhost/spell/activity. I’m guessing that could lead to the root cause.

    Thanks so much!

    —- htaccess
    `# BEGIN WordPress

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

    # END WordPress`


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  • well this feature is a part of wordpress its self. It uses apache mod_rewrite module to rewrite the urls. Since you posted localhost as part of your url make sure that your server has mod_rewrite apache module installed and active then make sure to set your permalink structure for your site via wordpress admin -> settings -> permalinks.

    @anaxent, thanks. You’re right, it’s one of those dumb mistake that shouldn’t have taken so long.

    I moved rewrite.load from mods-avail to mods-enabled and restarted apache2 and voila!

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