Permalinks in WordPress when upgrade to Apache 2.4

Basic Settings in Apache 2.4

In Apache 2.4 the config Denies Override Attempts on some direcotries by default. This may lead to a not working Rewrite-Enviroment on your Webserver and your WordPress-Permalinks will show “Forbidden” or “Not Found” or “Requested URL not found” pages.

<Directory /usr/share>
 AllowOverride None
 Require all granted
</Directory>
<Directory /var/www/>
 Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
 AllowOverride None
 Require all granted
</Directory>

 

The quick and dirty way

If you comment these out, your permalinks should work again. You comment them out using ‘#’.

#<Directory /usr/share>
# AllowOverride None
# Require all granted
#</Directory>
#<Directory /var/www/>
# Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
# AllowOverride None
# Require all granted
#</Directory>

 

Or updating your vhost configuration

It may be safer to  make some changes in your (v)host configuration file and leave the apache configuration untouched.

        DocumentRoot /usr/share/wordpress/
        DirectoryIndex index.php index.html
        ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/wp-error.log
        TransferLog /var/log/apache2/wp-access.log

        # wp-content in /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content
        Alias /wp-content /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content


        <Directory /usr/share/wordpress>
            Options FollowSymLinks
            <IfVersion < 2.3>
                Order allow,deny
                Allow from all
            </IfVersion>
            <IfVersion >= 2.3>
                Require all granted
            </IfVersion>
            AllowOverride All
        </Directory>
        <Directory /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content>
            Options FollowSymLinks
            <IfVersion < 2.3>
                Order allow,deny
                Allow from all
            </IfVersion>
            <IfVersion >= 2.3>
                Require all granted
            </IfVersion>
            AllowOverride All
        </Directory>

  # wp-content in /srv/www/wp-content/$0
  RewriteEngine On
  RewriteRule ^/wp-content/(.*)$ /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/$1

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