[wp-hackers] So, this whole .htaccess thing...

Robert Deaton false.hopes at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 23:12:48 GMT 2006

On 8/26/06, Charles <lists06 at wiltgen.net> wrote:
> > (1) WP does the best it can to support IIS with permalinks, The rest is IIS's fault.
> If it's IIS's fault that it's not Apache, then yeah, it's IIS's fault.

I thought this had been said enough, but I guess not. WP does not need
rewriting to do its permalinks. WP does not need rewriting to do its
permalinks. A 404 handler is plenty to get WP's permalinks to work
fine (thus, WP with pretty permalinks can work fine in lighttpd as

Setting wp's index.php as a 404 handler in IIS should work. If it
doesn't, I may have just stumbled across a one-line patch to fix the
solution (setting $_SERVER['PATH_INFO'] = $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']
under IIS (line 34 in wp-settings.php should do it). If this doesn't
work, then what can we do? Tell people to install a 3rd-party rewriter
just for IIS and then write 20 scripts to output 20 different formats
for IIS. Everyone's time would be better spent working on new

> > (3) Plugins don't have to :)
> Why do they, then?  (Example: WP FeedBurner)

Ask the author. Also a possible lack of proper documentation (also
something I may have to volunteer to do).

--Robert Deaton

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