[wp-hackers] Apache/mod_rewrite and Permalinks

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Oct 16 14:37:29 UTC 2010

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On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 8:19 AM, Louis McCoy <louie at louiemccoy.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone.
> So last night I killed a kitten when I hacked core. I know, I'm sorry. Now
> that I have a minute to solve the problem properly, I wanted to turn to
> people smarter than me (you guys) for advice / help. On one of my servers, I
> had just installed WordPress 3.0.1 to set up a new site for a client. I went
> to go set up Permalinks, and I was met with a blank page. Being a new
> install, there aren't any plugins for me to disable, so I turned to google
> (like ya do) for answers.
> I found this thread:
> http://wordpress.org/support/topic/blank-permalink-admin-page-after-changing-permalink-type
> And tried the whole deleting / changing the permalink setting from inside
> the wp database to no avail. But, at the (almost) end of the thread, *zeniph
> *posts some code for hacking core that solves the problem. Understanding
> that this is TERRIBLE, I was out of time and did it on the offchance that it
> would work - lo and behold, I have access to the Permalinks page again.
> So since the code forces mod_rewrite to be detected, clearly the problem
> lies with either my build of Apache and reporting mod_rewrite, or with
> wordpress detecting mod_rewrite wrong. Has anyone else experienced this
> issue, or have any insight? Is this maybe a bug relating to a specific
> version of apache / php?
> FWIW, I'm running Apache 2.2.16 and PHP 5.3.3 and yes, mod_rewrite is
> installed.
> Thanks so much!
> -Louie
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