Task / Tâche #2541 wordpress comments non functional

Added by diesman about 9 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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15 February 2012
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We've been reported (and confirmed) that non-logged-in people aren't able to post comments successfully on

The platform currently reports that can't be displayed when trying to post.

I did search a bit, and it may seem there could be a link with security measures or antispam:

I've had a quick look at our WP parameters and .htaccess, but didn't find anything disturbing.

Might it be a security change at a "higher" level, or a wrong manipulation from us. Or something else ?

Any help and hints would be very welcome !

Of course, this doesn't happen at the best time, it was observed on a newly posted article in relation with a TV appearance.

Thanks in advance for your help !

Kind regards,



Updated by Vanadis about 9 years ago

Hi Gaël

There was a completely messed up .htaccess-File.

This is how an .htaccess-File should look on a wordpress-instance:

  1. BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
  2. END WordPress

Also, please delete my test-comment.

Best regards


Updated by diesman about 9 years ago

Hi !

Thanks a lot for looking into this !

When I had a look this morning, it was empty (sort of, just the "BEGIN" and "END" lines).

In parallel, Fab_reload had a look too, and disabled/uninstalled a captcha plugin that wasn't compatible anymore.

I didn't want to take my chance at editing .htaccess and mess with the whole site, so thanks for the quick checkup !

Oh, and of course, comments do get posted all fine now, I confirm the matter resolved.

Thanks again and best regards,



Updated by corvus about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to 4
  • Priority changed from High to Normal

Can we consider this ticket resolved?


Updated by Vanadis about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from 4 to 3
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Updated by Vanadis about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from 3 to Closed

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