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rewrite-rules.php not working

  • I am hosted on The pretty permalinks were not working after changing the config and .htaccess file. I then tried to run /bb-admin/rewrite-rules.php and get the following message: “Internet explorer cannot download rewrite-rules.php from Internet explorer was not able to open this Internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found.”

    I doublechecked the domain, the spelling, the case, and everything is where it should be. BBpress is installed in the root directory ‘/’. What obvious thing am I missing? website at

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  • I have heard horror stories of getting fancy URL’s working with WP on godaddy hosting, let alone bbPRess. Some relevant posts on godaddy and bbPress that might help you along:

    Searching google or this forum might also have some other things to try with godaddy and bbPress.


    I have the same Problem! What do you think can I do by myself? Do know a guide or something for download or do I need an expensive programmer? All the best.

    Exactly the same problem? You’re hosted at GoDaddy, and IE will not download rewrite-rules.php? For this problem there is no guide, but it can probably be solved without an expensive programmer :)

    Saboy, have you tried getting around the IE problem by using a plugin that adds a menu page to bb-admin and includeing rewrite-rules.php to output the code there instead? Worth a try.

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