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wp-signup.php gives 404 error with internet explorer (58 posts)

  1. joejamesx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    http://blogs.mydomain..co.uk/wp-signup.php give a 404 error in internet explorer but works fine in firefox and opera.

    I don't use vhost's and my users will have the address http://blogs.mydomain..co.uk/user

    so is there no fix for this? it seems very common

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    What do your error logs say?

    Can you post your .htaccess file please?

  3. WBNiko
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I had this problem too, but I seemed to have fixed this by adding this line in the .htaccess file at the top.

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

    This will work only if your host allows PHP5

  4. joejamesx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    hi thanks for the replies, the error has the wp-signup.php file listed about 100 times. WBNiko my host uses php4 i'm with 1and1.co.uk

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    # Rewrite http://www.domain.com to domain.com
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*)
    RewriteRule ^(.*) http://%1/$1 [R,L]

    #uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/$ index.php [L]
    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/(.*) wp-content/blogs.php?file=$2 [L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule . - [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-.*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

  5. joejamesx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    aahhh Rewrite http://www.domain.com to domain.com is that how it should be or should it be my domain url

  6. joejamesx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    lol i'm such a noobing newbie (been up to long) i see it's a comment #

  7. joejamesx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    i'm going to clean install if i get the same problem "i'll be back"

  8. joejamesx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    same problem after a clean install I really need help with this

  9. joejamesx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    WBNiko i tried your fix and it worked thanks. Have you had any problems running wpmu in php5? and why does this work is wpmu a php5 script?

  10. WBNiko
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    My host is 1and1 but the US version. 1and1 has made it optional for users to switch to Php5. They didn't upgrade all scripts to php5 because they felt some older scripts might break when php5 is used. It seems wp-signup.php and captcha hack both use php5 to work properly. Unfortunately 1and1 hasn't given the option to default all php scripts to php5.

  11. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I haven't had a problem with wp-signup and php4.

    Not a problem at all.

    And a captcha, if properly written, doesn't need it either. Mine works like a champ, and is quite capable with php4.

  12. joejamesx
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    thats what i would have thought and the fact the problem only exists in IE.

  13. sgrundy
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Glad to know I'm not the only one with that problem... and it's only with the signup page, and ONLY on explorer on windows machines. I'm running 1.2.1, and my .htaccess is the same as Dr. Mike's - he showed it to me on a different issue. this is a fresh install - and the first one I got everything else working on - so I'm lothe to reinstall it all over... for me it's not a big deal just to get my students to sign up using firefox... but Joejamesx - you're not alone... I have the same problem... but the solution - well that takes smarter people then I.

  14. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    People still use that thing? Ewww. How dirty. :D

  15. husseinhilmi
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    hi everyone , i have the same problem and i tried WBNiko solution and it didn't work ...
    i use godaddy host and they allow php5 , after modification my .haccess is

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    # Rewrite http://www.domain.com to domain.com
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*)
    RewriteRule ^(.*) http://%1/$1 [R,L]

    #uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/$ index.php [L]
    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/(.*) wp-content/blogs.php?file=$2 [L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule . - [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-.*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    still didn't work ... anyone got any tip for me ???

  16. wosp-pokercom
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    same here ... godaddy ... signup page reports to error 404 unless you refresh 3 times ... only in iexplorer ... there must be a fix .. anyone???

  17. wosp-pokercom
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    well ive spent all day on this problem with no success.

    Heres the problem.

    new bloggers can not register a blog using Internet Explorer (wp-signup.php page reports error 404)

    What ive learnt,
    1) only occurs on internet explorer
    2) everything points to the .htaccess file (but why would it work in firefox?)
    2a) .htaccess fixes not working
    - enviroment is php5 and mysql 5
    3) page will be found if returning in the browser - NOT refreshing the page as earlier suggested.
    4) Had a simular problem once when 'shifting' a dir. on a website run on frontpage server extensions - which are enabled on this site - all the links went crazy!
    5) Known error on for this type of fault on IE due to security update - MS said had been fixed!!
    6) Nobodys gonna help me on this forum!! - Out To Lunch!

    NEXT ACTIONS - in order of probability
    1)Update IE7 from MS - completed - NO CHANGE
    2)Uninstall FP Server Extensions from server - NO CHANGE
    3)reinstall Wordpress at root - NO CHANGE
    4)Reinstall on another server - DOING NOW
    5)Purchase some software that works - hope not!

    Times money - spent way too long on this - i dont own or can change MS IE! and I cant expect customers to download firefox to open a blog!

  18. wosp-pokercom
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Nope!
    Tried everything!
    Anyone got any suggestions?

    Its only the signup page in IE!!

    Is there a way around this?

  19. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Block IE? :D

  20. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Read teh thread that you posted in and check your webserver's error logs?

  21. wosp-pokercom
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    thanks drmike .. ive emailed godaddy for instructions / access to them detailing my probem.

    what i cant understand is that the other wp-??? files work fine which make me think its not the .htaccess file AND it works fine in other browsers.

    What im now thinking is that it could be a cookie problem as i know different browsers handle cookies in different ways .... It does make sense.

    Anyone have any thoughts on the idea ...

    I cant wait to get to the bottem of this - its not often im stumpted!

  22. wosp-pokercom
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    just on the off cuff!!

    Broken links, ordered by page:
    http://www.wosp-poker.net/blog/
    http://wosp-poker.net/blog/feed/
    \_____ error code: 404 (not found)
    http://www.wosp-poker.net/blog/wp-signup.php
    \_____ error code: 404 (not found)
    http://wosp-poker.net/blog/wp-signup.php
    \_____ error code: 404 (not found)
    http://wosp-poker.net/blog/comments/feed/
    \_____ error code: 404 (not found)

    4 broken link(s) reported
    Return to Top

    Could the problem be the .htaccess file ref my demain name having a '-' in it?

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /blog/

    #uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/$ index.php [L]
    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/(.*) wp-content/blogs.php?file=$2 [L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule . - [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-.*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

  23. husseinhilmi
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    wosp-pokercom , please tell us if godaddy replied or if u found a solution ....

  24. bmolnar
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I just found this post b/c I have the same problem.

    Host - 1and1 USA.

    I found 2 fixes to this problem. For me, the php5 solution listed above worked. But I also found an odd suggestion from faq.1and1.com. I tried to add a custom error log to my php, which fixed the problem.

    I created a file called errorinc.php which contained the script listed here

    http://faq.1and1.com/scripting_languages_supported/php/8.html

    then included this in my wp-signup.php.

    I *think* this works b/c it suppresses errors.

    I then re-ran the wp-signup.php (from IE6) . It works, but slowly, and spits out a bunch of errors to the .csv file. If you would like, I can post the errors. It appears to be erroring at wp-includes/functions.php:254, wp-includes/plugin.php:52, and wp-signup.php:254, 364, 361, and 244.

    A 3rd working solution is to copy the wp-signup.php into wp-admin/wp-signup.php, and edit the includes for the correct folder.

    Hope this helps someone.

  25. usermrpapa
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    LOL, chalk up another one with the same issue with IE... never noticed it since I dont use it, but had a couple of folks tell me this weekend... tested it myself and sure enough...

    created a brand spanking fresh install and it has the same problem...

    doesnt sound like anyone has robustly solved this yet?

  26. qsvre
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I, too, use godaddy.com and am having the same issues.

    My site, like wsop-pokercom's also has a '-' in its name (fact-spot.com). Do the others who are having this problem also have a '-' in their domain names?

  27. qsvre
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I apologize for the double post, but I've been on the phone with my hosting company (godaddy.com) about the error logs...

    The error logs are not catching the "404 page not found" error stemming from attempting to create a new blog. Apparently, their system does not recognize this as an error; rather it interprets this as a user error (wrong URL typed).

    I guess I'll head elsewhere for hosting, as it seems that only godaddy and 1and1 are experiencing these problems.

  28. usermrpapa
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I have two sites giving me this issue... one has the - in the name, but the other doesn not...

    and I dont use either of those hosts...

  29. alphaphi
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    A fix for those using a godaddy(or others) host

    Have 2 register links
    one for the regular wp-signup.php

    another for IE6 that will cause a 404 error
    such as wp-signup.phpindex
    Then add a IFRAME to your godaddy 404 page
    the register dialog will show up
    in the 404 wrapper!

    Edit:An example
    http://aroundthebonfire.net/blog/wordpressmu/log-in/

  30. judyschmitz
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    hi alphaphi-

    Im not sure what you are thinking,but none of your workarounds work for me, at all...soooo....back to square one!

    j

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