Changing Wordpress Base URL and 500 Errors
Apparently this a known thing at my webhost that when the Wordpress administrator changes the base url settings from, say http://foo.com to http://bar.com, Wordpress drops an .htaccess file in the wrong place. Instead of putting it in /var/www/html/wordpress/.htaccess, it puts it in /.htaccess causing all of Apache’s served pages to return a 500 server error.
Does anyone else have that problem? It certainly raised my blood pressure when everything suddenly went down. Good thing WestHost has great tech support.
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