Skip to:
Content
Pages
Categories
Search
Top
Bottom

The requested URL /groups/ was not found on this server.

  • Avatar of strackus
    strackus
    Member

    @strackus

    Hi everybody,

    Get some message after clicking at menues “Groups” and so on. The requested URL /groups/ was not found on this server.
    After installing buddypress there is nothing “behind” the menus “Activity”, “Members” and so on.
    Installed Buddypress 1.2.4 with wp 3.0.1 (see “www.familie-stracke.net”). Did nothing else (no groups, forums etc. installed). Theme is default.
    Multi site and german speech also installed; but didn’t even work without multi site or with original speech.
    Any idea?
    Thank’s for any hint! Thomas

Viewing 15 replies - 26 through 40 (of 40 total)
  • Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Sadly statements like this make me wary:
    I really am not 100% sure.. I just was sopse to be the designer… I paid a developer back in May and he still hasnt finished it and wont contact me… (awesome!)
    Christina you do not need to be adding in index.php to your permalink paths , you have a fundamental issue elsewhere and I think it lies in a how your site really is structured and a lack of understanding therein.

    Set your permalinks to a normal structure remove all the custom stuff. You have an apache server and unless there is something screwy with mod_rewrite or a failure to write to the .htaccess file then all should work as expected.

    Can you tell us where BP is installed to, as at the moment the top level index page of that site makes no sense to me, and all your links appear as page_id=

    Avatar of christinarule
    christinarule
    Member

    @christinarule

    @hnla
    My buddypress is installed in my plug in folder… just like it said to do….

    the thing that is weird to me is I’ll set my perma links back to the default… everything will work fine…EXCEPT my buddypress…but if I take that same url and just add an index.php in front of the buddypress url it works…. so weird… should i install my buddypress elsewhere? When i set my perma links to the default it says in my dashboard “buddypress is almost ready you just need to change your perma links to anything but the default”

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Didn’t mean where the actual files were located that is a given they have to be in the plugin folder. More what I was trying to establish is that you were not trying to do something out of the ordinary such as BP running on a sub blog of the main blog install.

    So you have an absolute basic default install of WP/BP? WP installed in main document root of the site and BP activated as a plugin of that primary WP install?

    When you try changing your permalink structure after saving do you get any messages returned along the lines of not being able to write to .htaccess , although I guess if it’s taking a manual ‘index.php’ it must be?

    Can you tell me what the page is I’m looking at when I land on the site as it’s not a buddypress default layout or what looks like a child theme, I’m assuming that you haven’t activated BP or rather left BP activated.

    What version of WP 2.9 are you running is it MU to enable user blogs?

    Have you created a BP theme for use with the site, obviously BP needs a BP enabled theme in order to function correctly.

    TBH I think that you need to try and patch up your differences with the developer you were working with or failing that find another that can get into the core site and establish what exactly is what. That you state you were just meant to be the designer suggests that this is not something you should be trying to sort out, generally a frontend developer would run a job the designer supply them with necessary graphics for layout along with layout impressions. What does the client say about the developer not having finished things or are you running this job and subbing out the development WP side of things.

    Avatar of helga
    helga
    Participant

    @helverk

    I have the exact same problem as cristina.
    running wp 3.0.1. on localhost (using WAMP to run it) with several different BP enabled themes (I blamed the themes at first) but no matter what the theme the permalink structure and the Buddy press seem to collide giving me the ever popular “Not Found The requested URL….was not found on this server.”

    I am not very computer literate. The htaccess file is in the root
    # BEGIN WordPress

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /wordpress/
    RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]
    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ – [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    But what I am ever going to do with it?
    index.php is also in the root and like .htaccess I have no idea what it says in it.
    <?php
    /**
    * Front to the WordPress application. This file doesn’t do anything, but loads
    * wp-blog-header.php which does and tells WordPress to load the theme.
    *
    * @package WordPress
    */

    /**
    * Tells WordPress to load the WordPress theme and output it.
    *
    * @var bool
    */
    define(‘WP_USE_THEMES’, true);

    /** Loads the WordPress Environment and Template */
    require(‘./wp-blog-header.php’);
    ?>”

    Avatar of helga
    helga
    Participant

    @helverk

    If anyone could give me an idiot proof step by step guide to how to fix this, I would be so grateful.

    Avatar of helga
    helga
    Participant

    @helverk

    If anyone could give me an idiot proof step by step guide to how to fix this, I would be so grateful.

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Regardless of having what might appear to be the exact same issue, it is bad practice posting in anothers thread it’s referred to as ‘hijacking’ ans causes all sorts of confusion :)

    Please in future always start a fresh thread for you own issues.
    also please be a little patient someone will help out but the support forum is not a service and bumping a thread before a day has passed is also bad practice.

    Sorry to sound harsh :)

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    @helverk

    You wrote: But what I am ever going to do with it? in reference to your .htaccess file

    You don’t do anything with the file the server does. The server must be able to write to the file to make any changes required automatically.

    Have you tried going to the permalinks menu in the dashboard and set it to anything other than default, just change to day/month and save and tell us what the screen says , if there are any messages about not being able to write to the file or whether it simply kicks things into life.

    I also note that your base is not ‘/’ root but ‘/wordpress/’ which may not help matters I presume you simply installed into the MAMP? web sites directory, it would be worth reading up on how to configure vhost containers and simple host file dev domains so you can run a site as a make believe top level domain.

    Avatar of helga
    helga
    Participant

    @helverk

    Wouldn’t call it hijacking. I have the exact same problem as cristina.
    -permalink structure, done without any result (just like cristina)
    -putting index.php infront of pages, members, groups and other functions finds the pages but all links are broken (as above)
    I can’t get the permalinks to work and I don’t understand how I give localhost (there is no ftp involved) access to the htaccess file. Maybe I should post a different thread. “Can’t make sense from thread “The requested URL /groups/ was not found on this server.” :) Sry. but you do sound harsh.

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Trying to troubleshoot peoples server issues is extremely difficult remotely without a huge deal of info to go on.

    -permalink structure, done without any result (just like cristina)

    By that what exactly do you mean? if you read back I needed an idea of whether your server setup can actually read/write to the file.

    Generally on a localhost server setup there wouldn’t be an issue with file /directory permission as localhost is a secure environment but not sure or can’t really recall if that’s the case with Macs. what file/ directory permissions have you got? can you change them all to 777 for the moment ? (never do it in a production environment)

    Sorry but actually I’m not being harsh believe me when I say there are professional tech forums that are much harsher and stricter on essential forum ettiquette and for a good reason.

    Avatar of Roger Coathup
    Roger Coathup
    Participant

    @rogercoathup

    @hnla – I think @helverk is on Windows not Mac – she referred to WAMP (not MAMP)

    She’s opened a separate thread as you advised, and I’ve asked her to strip it back to non BP and report on the urls… fingers crossed!

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    @rogercoathup WAMP MAMP knew it was one or the other :) still localhost shoulsn’t be any file write permission issues on Windows windows has no security to speak of :)

    We will let this thread drift back now to the other question raised by…?

    Avatar of christinarule
    christinarule
    Member

    @christinarule

    Didn’t mean where the actual files were located that is a given they have to be in the plugin folder. More what I was trying to establish is that you were not trying to do something out of the ordinary such as BP running on a sub blog of the main blog install.

    - Oh no it is installed on the servers root. I have a linode server http://www.linode.com/ that wouldn’t have anything to do with it would it?

    So you have an absolute basic default install of WP/BP? WP installed in main document root of the site and BP activated as a plugin of that primary WP install?
    - correct

    When you try changing your permalink structure after saving do you get any messages returned along the lines of not being able to write to .htaccess , although I guess if it’s taking a manual ‘index.php’ it must be?
    I did get this at first but i then changed my permissions on the .htcess and then reset the permalinks and didnt get an error.

    Can you tell me what the page is I’m looking at when I land on the site as it’s not a buddypress default layout or what looks like a child theme, I’m assuming that you haven’t activated BP or rather left BP activated.
    - I had buddypress activated as a plug in on a site (which is a custom wordpress theme) when i visit it I am logged in as admin and a bar comes acrross the top of my screen Please seee http://blokmovaz.com/screenshot.png for a screen shot

    What version of WP 2.9 are you running is it MU to enable user blogs?
    -Im just using 2.9 when i look in the dashboard it just says “You are using WordPress 2.9″
    I’m not sure if its MU how do i tell?

    Have you created a BP theme for use with the site, obviously BP needs a BP enabled theme in order to function correctly.
    - I have not yet… I havent been able to get it working in its default theme correctly on my server. I wanted to do that first.

    TBH I think that you need to try and patch up your differences with the developer you were working with or failing that find another that can get into the core site and establish what exactly is what. That you state you were just meant to be the designer suggests that this is not something you should be trying to sort out, generally a frontend developer would run a job the designer supply them with necessary graphics for layout along with layout impressions. What does the client say about the developer not having finished things or are you running this job and subbing out the development WP side of things.
    -The clients are friends of mine so while not having this site up is disappointing its not as bad as if it were a client of mine…Having said that, we have dumped a lot of money into this site….this is our second developer who just kind of stopped communicating with us right near the end of the job (after first 2 milestones and payments were meant). I feel like I am more experienced then your average newbie at wordpress however i feel like speed is key here… and with me trying to finish this up its going very slow. My hands are kind of tied when it comes to our past developer…. he just refuses to take my calls, return my emails, or texts. Not even sure why.

    Thanks

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    The server is fine from that link it suggests you have a VPS which is effectively your own server to configure as you wish which is good, however that doesn’t mean it is set up 100% effectively, but for the moment one assumes it is.

    - I had buddypress activated as a plug in on a site (which is a custom wordpress theme) when i visit it I am logged in as admin and a bar comes acrross the top of my screen Please seee http://blokmovaz.com/screenshot.png for a screen shot

    This statement is a massive stumbling block as it tends to contradict other statements, ‘activated on a site’ ? on a site what site? This is what I was trying to establish, as earlier you say BP was/is being activated for the primary WP install – I am assuming it is.

    Can you confirm that going into dashboard -> themes and deliberately activating the BP-default theme i.e removing any custom theme or otherwise from the proceedings, ensuring that any custom settings are removed for static pages under ‘General -> Reading’ settings page; so that we have an absolutely default BP install at work, the main page by default should be blog posts.

    Avatar of Heli
    Heli
    Member

    @helijussila

    I got this to work. I changed my permalink to /%category%/%postname%/ and copied my .htaccess from cgi-bin folder, where it was, to public_html folder. Also changed the rights to 777.

Viewing 15 replies - 26 through 40 (of 40 total)

The topic ‘The requested URL /groups/ was not found on this server.’ is closed to new replies.