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Oops! That page cannot be found. On clicking a link in the forums

Hi there,

I recently added vanilla to my wordpress website

I installed the vanilla forums plugin on my website to embed it and everything went fine, however now whenever i click a link i get
Oops! That page cannot be found.

I think this as something to do with the rewrite or URL ? i don't know exactly maybe the plugin is dorment or i can chagne something in the hardcode?

Thank you for taking your time reading this, and i hope you can help me


  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Welcome to the community!

    Your server is not rewriting URLs properly. I tested this by visiting and noticing the page works as expected. I am guessing you have a server misconfiguration.

    There should be a .htaccess file in your forum install folder. This is the modified version you probably need:

    # Modified
    # If you modify this file then change the above line to: # Modified
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
       RewriteEngine On
       # Certain hosts may require the following line.
       # If vanilla is in a subfolder then you need to specify it after the /. 
       # (ex. You put Vanilla in /forum so change the next line to: RewriteBase /forum)
       RewriteBase /forums
       RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
       RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
       RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php\?p=$1 [QSA,L]

    If that doesn't work, and pretty URLs don't matter to you, you can disable them by editing the config file:

    1. Open /conf/config.php
    2. Find $Configuration['Garden']['RewriteUrls'] = TRUE;
    3. Change to $Configuration['Garden']['RewriteUrls'] = FALSE;

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