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bbPress redirects away from itself if no frontslash after URL!

  • Hello!

    I just downloaded and installed the latest version of bbPress — version 1.0.2.

    In the database ( bb_option | uri ), we see the full URL to the forum:

    Now, if I type that address into a browser, the forum loads fine.

    However, if I type it this way (without the trailing frontslash)…

    … I get redirected to this:

    Which leads to nowhere!

    To see this in action, paste or type these two URIs into your browser:

    …With the only difference being the trailing frontslash.

    Argh! Can anyone help me know how to fix this?


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  • What’s in your .htaccess?

    I can’t repro that and if I use forum or forum/ it works fine for me…

    I should have mentioned I am on an IIS 7 server, so there is no .htaccess file, and I removed all “rewrite” rules from my web.config.

    Thank you for clicking, and for reporting that the site is working fine for you.

    That must mean my problem is local only to my PC. How could that be?

    It is definitely still showing the same problem. Just tried again even as I was typing this.


    Would anyone else be kind enough to click and report if you can repro the problem? Thanks.



    It’s broken for me, using Firefox 3.5.6 on Windows XP. clicking without the slash gets me


    Well, at least I’m not crazy. :-)

    OK, I am using IE on a Win XP SP3 system. Problem is reproducible.

    Now, I am using Firefox 3.0.16 on a Win XP SP3 system. Problem is reproducible.


    What OS are you using? And what browser?

    Thanks for your help.

    I just tried again using Apple Safari 4.0.4 on a Win XP SP3 system. Problem is reproducible.

    In all three browsers the OS stayed the same.

    @chrishajer: Your test was also on Win XP. Common element?



    Checked from command line on Linux and it redirects if you don’t use the slash:

    [~]$ curl -I
    HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
    Content-Length: 168
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
    Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.0
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
    Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 23:36:34 GMT

    [~]$ curl -I
    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    Content-Length: 0
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
    Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.0
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
    Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 23:36:40 GMT

    Can you access any other directories and get the index file instead of a redirect? Is there a way to ensure that index.php is the index file for the directory?

    1. In the IIS Manager, double-click Default Document.

    2. Click Add, then enter index.php and click OK.



    For example, try this directory with and without the slash:

    Same sort of redirect happens. Looks like it’s a configuration issue with the server.

    You are right! It happens with any other directory on my site!

    So maybe this is a hosting set-up issue. At this point it seems it has nothing to do with bbPress.

    I so appreciate that you folks were willing to take a few minutes to help! Because of you I am closer to sorting this out.

    I will lurk around inside my hosting settings on and see if I can figure out what’s up.

    I found that the problem affected all my domains hosted on that account, and every subfolder in all those domains.

    I called and they were unable to fix it. The best I can figure is that somehow I caused it with a mix of adding and removing virtual directories.

    I ended up having them cancel that whole hosting account and creating a new one, and then I restored all my domains from the backups.

    As soon as the DNS info repopulates out through the net, I will be able to test to see if wiping clean and starting over… fixed the problem.

    Success. Wiping out the whole hosting account and restoring it from backups has fixed the problem.



    That would be “the nuclear option” I think!

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