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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#3031 closed defect (bug) (no action required)

IIS 404 error on /groups/create/

Reported by: rbaccaro's profile rbaccaro Owned by: rbaccaro's profile rbaccaro
Milestone: 1.2.8 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Forums Keywords:
Cc: admin@…


This is the IIS and BuddyPress scenario in a new fresh and clean WP 3.0.3 installation:

WebMatrix: works fine, but there is a bug clicking on Group which gives a 404 error then redirects automatically to the Group page, see attached.

IIS within Wordpress IIS official packet from MS: 404 error and no redirection

See here people with the same problem:

Attachments (2)

webmatrix error group creation.gif (27.0 KB) - added by rbaccaro 13 years ago.
debug true.txt (32.0 KB) - added by rbaccaro 13 years ago.
BP and IIS debug groups creation

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Change History (14)

#1 @DJPaul
13 years ago

What versions of BuddyPress and IIS are you using?

#2 @rbaccaro
13 years ago

Sorry for the lacking of information:

BP Version 1.2.7
IIS 7.0

If you need more details, please, ask me or I even can give you access to our dev server.

#3 @rbaccaro
13 years ago

Guessing is something about rewrite, see the current rules:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>




<rule name="WordPress Rule 1" stopProcessing="true">

<match url="index\.php$" ignoreCase="false" />
<action type="None" />

<rule name="WordPress Rule 2" stopProcessing="true">

<match url="files/(.+)" ignoreCase="false" />
<action type="Rewrite" url="wp-includes/ms-files.php?file={R:1}" appendQueryString="false" />

<rule name="WordPress Rule 3" stopProcessing="true">

<match url="" ignoreCase="false" />
<conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAny">

<add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" ignoreCase="false" />
<add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" ignoreCase="false" />

<action type="None" />

<rule name="WordPress Rule 4" stopProcessing="true">

<match url="." ignoreCase="false" />
<action type="Rewrite" url="index.php" />






13 years ago

BP and IIS debug groups creation

#4 @rbaccaro
13 years ago

DJPaul, see attached the debug defined as true.

#5 @DJPaul
13 years ago

I don't know IIS, so I can't help. Have a look at and then post for support on the community site,

#6 @rbaccaro
13 years ago

Adding news:

The problem occurs only on IE8. Chrome and FF work fine.

#7 @rbaccaro
13 years ago

To make the problem stop on IE8

Go to
Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > uncheck "Show Friendly HTTP error messages"

Then then group creation works fine.

#8 @rbaccaro
13 years ago

Gents, please include this fix for IE8.

I just deleted empty lines on bb-custom.php to work fine.

#9 @DJPaul
13 years ago

  • Component changed from Backwards Compatability to Forums

bp_forums_bbpress_install() doesn't introduce any white space after the closing PHP bracket. Is someone able to test WP 3.1.x and BP 1.2.8 on the current version(s) of IIS and try to create this?

#10 @rbaccaro
13 years ago

I am running a fresh WP 3.1 and BP 1.2.8 under IIS 7.0 and the problem seems solved.

#11 @DJPaul
13 years ago

  • Keywords IIS link redirection removed
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Reporter says issue resolved by a clean installation, closing ticket.

#12 @johnjamesjacoby
13 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 1.2.8
  • Severity set to normal
  • Version 1.2.6 deleted

Moving closed ticket out of Awaiting Review.

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