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Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:53 pm
by onli
Usually yes! :) You could also share the link here, or if you do not want to do that publicly you could send me a PM. Then we or I can have a look.

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:17 pm
by dkrat
Oh, thank you so much onli. Just PMed you a link.

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:37 pm
by onli
Oh, your theme is also not loading? This looks like a configuration issue. It points to http://, while the site is https://. Have a look into the blog configuration and make sure that the blog url is set as https://UrlToBlog.

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:23 pm
by dkrat
Oh, that fixed the theme issue! Thank you!

It looks like accessing the archives is the last piece of the puzzle.
https://www.ratsound.com/cblog/archives ... Quest.html

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:38 pm
by onli
Hm. You really just get immediately a 403 permission denied. I'm not the most familiar with that, but usually this happens because of the .htaccess really blocking that directory. Can you have a look at the files in your server and check whether there is a .htaccess file in the archives/ folder (which is supposed to be empty)?

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:59 pm
by dkrat
The archive folder contains a .empty file and that is it.

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:23 pm
by onli
Then it might be in the .htaccess of your webroot, one folder above. Or in the webserver configuration.

I checked Serendipity and the plugins and I do not see one place where a 403 might be triggered from, so I really think this has to be server specific.

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:21 pm
by dkrat
Thank you onli, I'm reaching out the webhost to see if they have any idea or errors trying to reach that page. I'll let you know how it goes.

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:35 am
by dkrat
Webhost was of little help.

We did notice that pages are viewable from https://www.ratsound.com/cblog/archives ... mmary.html
but to drill down a level, they become inaccessible.
https://www.ratsound.com/cblog/archives ... Gig-1.html

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:46 am
by onli
The categories page is also blocked by a 403.

Nothing in the .htaccess of the directory about archives that might explain this?

Ah, one thing to test: mod_rewrite. Serendipity has an option for "nice" looking urls without the `index.php?`, those are used here. You could deactivate that option. It's under Configuration -> Design and Options (or similar, I've got the german version in front of me, third configuration menu from the bottom). It probably says "Use apache mod_rewrite" right now.

I just stumbled over https://www.krakovic.de/wordpress-htacc ... ermeldung/, which explains that trying to use mod_rewrite while it is not active can lead to 403 errors. And that's the only source of 403 errors in Serendipity I am (now) aware of.

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:50 am
by dkrat
That did it! Thank you!
I guess I need to look into why that stopped working.

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:39 pm
by dkrat
Final post (I think!). After simply toggeling the mod_rewrite setting the URL for the archive is working normally! Yay! All fixed and thank you so much for all your help onli!

Re: Update from really old version, have a few issues

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:52 pm
by onli
Great that it worked :)