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I had a problem and after some research I discovered the exactly point where is failing.


Is not working, it says that the page cannot be found (404)


Working as expected

If you click on Home, it will says that the page cannot be found, if you try to preview a new post, it says that the page cannot be found... I can see every post btw.

I run my blog on a Windows hosting using IIS.

my permalink is this:


IIRC I had to use index.php because my IIS doesn't have URL rewriting.

I have no problem with the index.php thing on the url, I have now a good SEO and I don't want to change my permalink but I Don't know why is not working now... just from one day to the next...

It's a problem of WP or is just my host messing up? If is my blog, do you know what is causing this? (Just for create a concrete ticket about the exactly problem)

Thank you.

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Hve you seen this?: Using Permalinks without mod rewrite « WordPress Codex

And using only %postname% in permalinks is a well known problem with Wordpress; it's best to use at least %postname%/%year% But WP won't throw 404's if you change permalinks; they will be forwarded.

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I am most familiar with Apache, but I'll attempt to take logic there and apply it to IIS. There is a configuration option that determines what the index page is. That is, when you hit domain.com/ you will actually get domain.com/index.html. In IIS, I believe the setting you are looking for is called the "default document". You need to add index.php to the default documents list.

If you can not change the configuration, you could cheat by adding an index.html that redirects to index.php

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Thanks, but that is not the problem, If I change my index.php for another one it works perfectly –  Jesus Rodriguez Aug 2 '10 at 8:53

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