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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#12039 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Requests for URLs that contain ".php" aren't routed to WPMU

Reported by: wpmuguru's profile wpmuguru Owned by: ryan's profile ryan
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Rewrite Rules Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


MU Trac Ticket:

Using WPMU 2.8.6, I have just noticed a problem with WPMU's mod_rewrite rules.

With WPMU installed at, I've noticed that a request for produces a standard 404 error (from apache), instead of a WordPress?-powered 404 error page.

If I try and load instead, the request is routed to WPMU (as expected).

The contents of our .htaccess file is as follows:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

#uploaded files
RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/$ index.php [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !.*wp-content/plugins.*
RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/(.*) wp-content/blogs.php?file=$2 [L]

# add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*/wp-admin$
RewriteRule ^(.+)$ $1/ [R=301,L]

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

<IfModule mod_security.c>
<Files async-upload.php>
SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off

It looks like the second-last RewriteRule? might be causing the problem?

A request for /anyfile.php on a standard WP site is routed correctly to WP, so it looks like an MU-specific problem.

Standard WP uses rewrite rules like the following:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

So I'm not sure why WPMU has those other lines in there.

Change History (3)

#1 @wpmuguru
13 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

See #11994

#2 @nacin
13 years ago

  • Milestone Unassigned deleted

#3 @dd32
13 years ago

if anyone comes here based on this commit: dd32 * r14127 /trunk/wp-admin/ (includes/plugin.php menu.php menu-header.php): Escape/texturize Admin menu titles. Fixes page titles such as "Foo & Bar" not being entity encoded. Also includes some basic whitespace/standards cleanup to a related function. Fixes #12039

Head over to #13039

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