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What does "No input file specified." mean?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by schleprock, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    What does this mean?

    No input file specified.

    I am receiving that error on a few different Web 2.0s that use WordPress.

    It comes back when I try to delete the default page and add an "about me" page.
    It comes back when I try to change the blog title and tag lines

    It seems to do it on anything I do that isn't just a straight up post.

    Any ideas on how to fix it?
     
  2. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    This is a problem with your .htaccess file.

    The fix:

    Update to the latest WordPress. There is a permalink bug in some installations.

    Make sure Apache is configured properly for ModRewrite.

    From Support: On Options > Permalinks, is a section "Optional". It's not SO optional. After upgrading it mentioned for category's index.php/file (I've got the PATHINFO permalinks), I don't want "files" so I altered that to index.php/ Now that I've changed to index.php/_/ (or leave it blank which gives the standard "Category" subpath), its all working again. Here is the Mod Rewrite file:

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
     
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  3. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    So if this installation is on a Web 2.0 site, there is nothing I can co. Is this correct?