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Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#13104 closed defect (bug)

Forced /index.php and stripping of www — at Version 5

Reported by: bloggus Owned by:
Milestone: 3.0 Priority: high
Severity: major Version: 3.0
Component: Multisite Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by dd32)


I have been using WP and WPMU with IIS6 and compatibility with mod_rewrite for years. No problem.

Also have been testing out laterst beta1 and today I decided to make a clean install of nightly build of the code.

This are the issues I discovered, divided in three section:

(dd32: Issue 1 has been split to #13106)

  1. - Single Site

I also noticed immidiately, that the wite is stripped with "www", which is not that case with 2.9.2 . I don't see why this is done in asible site install at all? I think it is a bug in the single site install.

www.site1.com --> site1.com Work, but should not happen in single site mode.


  1. - Multi Site

After that I installed the network to see what is happening there. Immidiately I see that after setting up new htaccess rules and adding a few lines to config, as I should, and I know how to do, the www is not stripped but gives an 404-error in the browser.

site1.com works!

www.site1.com --> 404-error in the browser. Something is broken. I see in chrome that it redirects me to http://site1.com/wp-signup.php?new=www which gives this 404 error.

I go further creating a site (a new blog), testblog, and even here I see a error:

testblog.site1.com works
www.testblog.site1.com --> This should be stripp with www at least, but instead taking me to the signup-page with "www.testblog" as a new blog suggestion.


So I see something happened the last days, since an install was working just fine, just like current WPMU 2.9.2, but something has changed the whole setup suddenly.

Change History (5)

#1 @nacin
6 years ago

WWW has never been allowed in multisite.

I agree we probably should adjust index.php handling, but note that MU never handled PATHINFO links properly it seems.

#2 @nacin
6 years ago

  • Priority changed from highest omg bbq to high
  • Severity changed from critical to major

#3 @bloggus
6 years ago

  • Cc bloggus added


Yes, but www.subdomain.domain.com and www.domain.com have always been redirected to subdomain.domain.com and domain.com , but now there are giving errors - that have never happended before.

www.domain.com ->> 404 error
www.subdomain.domain.com --> redirect to signup with new subdomain "www.subdomain"

This is not the usual behaviour of multi site.

#4 @dd32
6 years ago

I'm going to split this ticket into 2, One related to the www's, and one for index.php/ permalinks. Its best to have a single issue per ticket to allow for both to be independently fixed.

#5 @dd32
6 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

Issue 1 moved to #13106

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