Hi, everyone. I’m really hoping and praying that someone has the answer to this.
Okay, I installed WPMU 2.7.1 and BP 1.0 on a yahoo hosted server. Everything installed without a problem. Then, when I attempted to go to any link from the menu bars on the BP theme, all I got was 404 errors. I began to research the forums, installations procedures, fixes, etc., and all I can determine is that this is a yahoo problem…NOT a WP or BP problem. Apparently, BP uses pretty permalinks. Also, it became apparent that WPMU really needs the .htaccess file to write to. I uninstalled/reinstalled everything a couple of times, attempted to change the permalinks with the hope that it would change something….didn’t fix it. I came to the conclusion that it’s a yahoo issue since yahoo doesn’t allow .htaccess files. (Additionally, they won’t upgrade to PHP 5.0 or greater, either, and that has caused me much frustration.) Trust me, I researched everything looking for the problem and a fix.
Anyhoo…I really liked the BP features since this is exactly what I’m trying to implement on my site. Am I correct about the .htaccess file being needed in order for the permalinks on BP to work with WPMU? If this is true, then I’m dropping yahoo and moving to something else. I really like the BP features.
Is there anyway to make this work without needing a .htaccess file?