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htaccess did not get created (7 posts)

  1. gtinet
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I have installed on a new server running CentOS 5.3 64-bit. I installed to the Apache root '/var/www/html'. There were no errors during installation. Creating and viewing a blog seems to work correctly however I cannot view any pictures. After researching the forums I'm leaning toward a problem with htaccess or I have discovered that htaccess does not exist on my server, only htaccess.dist. Could this be the problem? Can I create it manually or rename htaccess.dist?

    Here are the statements from /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf for mod_rewrite and VirtualHost.

    LoadModule rewrite_module /usr/lib64/httpd/modules/

    <VirtualHost *>
    DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
    ServerAlias *
    <Directory "/var/www/html">
    AllowOverride FileInfo Options
    allow from all
    Options +Indexes

    Any guidance is greatly appreciated.


  2. SteveAtty
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Is the directory writeable by the apache process user?

  3. andrea_r
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Does the permalink work to the default post?

  4. gtinet
    Posted 14 years ago #

    SteveAtty and andrea_r: Thank you for your responses. My apologies for not having a better grasp on the problem. I am an ISP helping a small-town newspaper make the transition to an online edition. In regards to your questions... I have /var/www/html/ and all sub-folders writeable by everyone. The full url (permalink?) below takes me to one of the images as it should.

    I just discovered from the newspaper's online editor that his problem does not specifically lie with displaying images as much as displaying thumbnails. Apparently the thumbnail is not getting rendered. He states that he is using the Arras Theme. He also says when he is posting and wants to add an image his only choice is "full size". He is expecting other choices such as thumbnail, medium, or large.

    Hope that helps.

    Thanks again,

  5. thejcstar
    Posted 14 years ago #


    Thanks for the responses SteveAtty and andrea_r. I thought I'd chime in so Kevin and I can try to fix this problem. I am new to wordpress in general, so I am sorry if I don't get the terminology quite right.

    Background: We're using a modified version of Arras Theme. It offers the thumbnails on the main page of the blog. You input these as a custom field named thumb, then enter the link to the picture. I can make this operation run on a locally installed version of WP.

    Here's the problem: Once into wpmu -- running on the server Kevin described above -- I don't get any options to resize the pictures when I insert them into a post, nor can I make the custom field produce the thumbnail for my post.

    I've read the arras theme boards, but I haven't found anything yet. Maybe I am looking for the wrong thing?

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

  6. andrea_r
    Posted 14 years ago #

    The problem is the Arras theme and the script it uses to generate the thumbnails. Either pick another theme, or replace their thumbnail calls with calls to the Get The Image plugin (which works nicely).

  7. webhostuk
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Yes thats true try different theme it should work fine.

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