The photos are FUBAR

Ok so I’ve finally figured out what’s going on with the photos section. Since the upgrade to WordPress 2, any of the photos pages for the albums or recent shots have been sent with a 404 header. The page is still being generated just fine and Firefox displays it OK which is why I didn’t find the problem initially. It’s something to do with the .htaccess file and I can’t figure it out for the life of me. There were a lot of changes with WordPress 2 so I’ve posted to both the forums for WP and FAlbum in an effort to sort it out. Until then the photo section will be buggy.

Update: As a temporary measure I’ve disabled “Friendly Urls” for the photos so they should all work but the URLs won’t look as well. I’m still trying to figure out a fix and have been talking with Colin Seymour who has some experience with FAlbum.

Update II: Colin posted a workaround for the friendly URLs issue by using wp-config.php instead of wp-header.php but it required a bit of editing within wp-includes/functions.php. It’s not ideal but it’s working. ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Comments

  1. Daniel C   โ€ข  

    May I ask how you fixed this?
    I am in the same situation at the moment. Thinking about editing the falbum plugin to use wp-config but if you’ve found a better solution it would be great =)
    (This live comment preview thing is nice too =) )

  2. anthony   โ€ข     Author

    Hi Daniel. I can’t remember now. ๐Ÿ˜• I’ve updated WordPress a lot since then (now running 2.8.1) but it seems to have been cured. I have the standard FAlbum rules within .htaccess but that’s about it. I’m running Falbum 0.5.6 which isn’t the latest, not too sure if that’s why it works.

  3. Daniel C   โ€ข  

    Well. It seems like a simple change from wp-blog-header to wp-config in falbum did the trick. So it wasn’t that much editing needed =P
    Thank you for the suggestion ๐Ÿ˜‰

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