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‘No input file specified’ errors

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  • In some PHP setups, this error is given when there is no file to access. Make sure that you really uploaded every file and nothing got disrupted, and that mod_rewrite is working. Check if mod_rewrite redirects /forums/tags to a page that really exists.

    Hmm — forums/tags is being redirected to a page that exists, tags.php. But even navigating straight to tags.php causes the same error. I opened up tags.php in a text editor to see what was in there, and it referenced several files that don’t seem to be anywhere in my bbPress installation: bb_tag-single.php, tag-single.php and bb_tags.php. Could this be the problem? I downloaded a completely new copy of bbPress and couldn’t find them in there, either.

    Here’s the tags.php code:



    // Temporary, refactor this!

    if ( !$tag && $tag_name )
    bb_die(__('Tag not found'));

    if ( $tag_name && $tag ) :

    $topics = get_tagged_topics($tag->tag_id, $page);
    do_action( 'bb_tag-single.php', $tag->tag_id );

    bb_load_template( 'tag-single.php', array('tag', 'tag_name', 'topics') );
    else :

    do_action( 'bb_tags.php', '' );

    bb_load_template( 'tags.php' );

    So, I figured this out myself. It turned out to be a problem with pretty permalinks. The bbPress instructions for enabling pretty permalinks say, in part:

    2. Create a file called .htaccess in bbPress’ root directory. Put only the following line in that new file.

    Options +MultiViews

    3. Try it out. If it doesn’t work, your web server does not support MultiViews.

    I suppose I was thrown off because for the most part, it did work. When I tried the documentation’s alternative instructions — feeding the output of rewrite-rules.php into .htaccess instead of the MultiViews call — the broken links suddenly worked fine.

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