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Intermittent 'page not found' on valid uls

  • I’ve recently set up a deep WP / BBpress integration (http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/bbpress/). Apart from a few ie6 template issues all is working well, except…

    Many users are reporting intermittent ‘page not found’ errors (404). The URLs they request are fine. Pressing reload loads the page as expected. This seems to happen to some users serveral times during a session. These happen anywhere within the forum, not just particular pages.

    The apache log shows these errors – here’s an anonymised log line –

    xx.xxx.216.158 – - [30/Apr/2010:07:24:01 -0500] “GET /bbpress/ HTTP/1.1″ 404 16562 “http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)”

    I can’t find any 404′s associated with the WP only parts of the site. Has anyone seen this before? Does anyone have some suggestion as to where to start looking?

    BBPress version 1.0.2

    Thanks

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  • chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    This issue has been reported before with deep integrated sites. Every page of the forum will return a 404, I believe, but depending on the browser, you sometimes see the content instead of the errors. Here are the headers returned from your forum:

    Response Headers - http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/bbpress/

    Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:20:41 GMT
    Server: Apache/2.2.13 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635
    X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.11
    X-Pingback: http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/xmlrpc.php
    Expires: Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT
    Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
    Pragma: no-cache
    Last-Modified: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:20:41 GMT
    Connection: close
    Transfer-Encoding: chunked
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

    404 Not Found

    http://www.themelab.com/2008/04/17/is-your-bbpress-installation-returning-404-errors/

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/bbpress-wordpress-mu-or-not-leads-to-404-errors-but-pages-still-load#post-13156

    I also think a simple solution was to include wp-load.php instead of wp-blog-header.php. Which one are you including now?

    Thanks Chris,

    This has resolved the issue. I’ve updated the reference to wp-blog-header.php with one for wp-load.php in my bb-config.php file as suggested.


    Ashfame
    Participant

    @ashfame

    @Chris

    Are you sure?

    My local install works fine (returns 200 header code) when I use wp-blog-header.php

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