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  • cliffmaster


    Anyone else have this problem with 1and1 ?

    I cannot get pretty permalinks to run, even after following directions.

    I wrote to them

    I am running wordpress and bbpress in the same root directory is wordpress install and is bbpress install each install has

    it’s own .htaccess for using permalinks. WordPress permalinks work fine

    but I cannot get bbpress pretty permalinks to work at all. I have tried

    different variations of htaccess codes for both files without any

    success. It seems to me that the main root htaccess is overriding the

    /bbpress/ htaccess.

    Any suggestions ?

    This was their reply to me.

    “Dear Cliffmaster, (Customer ID: 6XXXXXXXX)

    Thank you for contacting us.

    With regards to your query,

    we would highly suggest that you install BBpress on a different folder

    and not on folder where you have installed a different CMS (WordPress).

    Please separate the two CMS’s by installing them on different folders

    under the root directory (/.)

    If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


    Technical Support

    1&1 Internet “

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  • chrishajer


    Does this help:

    Your setup is just fine with the directory structure you have setup (WordPress as the root for the domain, bbPress in a subfolder.)



    OMG ! It worked ! Thanks so much chrishajer. But I must add that I moved bbpress to a upper level above my WP install and used a sub domain for the forums. Because following 1and1 instructions stated above in their email response, it did not solve the problem until I placed

    Options -MultiViews

    At the top of the htaccess file.

    Now permalinks work just fine.

    Thanks again !



    It’s funny. I have a bbPress forum at 1&1, in a subdirectory of WordPress installation, and I never did get permalinks working (I last tried 18 months or so ago.) Now that you have shown it can be done, I will take my own advice, which was provided here first by hmcnally, and see if I can get them working again.

    Glad it worked for you.

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