By default WordPress and IIS do not play
very nicely together as far as 'friendly' or 'pretty' permalinks go.
This is primarily due to the absence of URL-rewriting features in
versions of IIS prior to 7, and also partly due to WordPress being
designed to work with the Apache web server rather than IIS.
WordPress is initially installed on a Windows IIS server, and permalinks
enabled, using those permalinks will generate 404 errors from the
server rather than the expected pages. To solve this problem we
recommend using a custom 404 handler to retrieve the URL information and
pass it into the WordPress application. The page code should be as
$qs = $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'];
$pos = strrpos($qs, '://');
$pos = strpos($qs, '/', $pos + 4);
$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] = substr($qs, $pos);
$_SERVER['PATH_INFO'] = $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];
- Create the file wp-404-handler.php in your base Wordpress folder using the code above.
- Submit a support request to have a custom 404 page set, indicating the name of the
- Go to Options -> Permalinks in your Wordpress admin page, and choose an appropriate structure for your links.
- ie: /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
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