Dejan Levec

WordPress on IIS7

How to use WordPress blog\’s permalinks with IIS7 (or similar Content Management Systems)?

It\’s really simple to make this work on Apache server. Just copy 5 lines of code to .htaccess file.

But it\’s a little bit harder to do so on IIS7. You have 2 options:

– use IIS7 GUI to create rules

– modify Web.Config by hand

[b]Code for Web.Config:[/b]
[quote]<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<rewrite>
<rules>
<rule name=”RewriteUserFriendlyURL1″ patternSyntax=”Wildcard” stopProcessing=”true”>
<match url=”*” />
<conditions>
<add input=”{REQUEST_FILENAME}” matchType=”IsFile” negate=”true” />
<add input=”{REQUEST_FILENAME}” matchType=”IsDirectory” negate=”true” />
</conditions>
<action type=”Rewrite” url=”index.php” />
</rule>
</rules>
</rewrite>
</system.webServer>
</configuration>[/quote]
[b]Explanation:[/b]

1. IIS tries to match requested url with * (everything).

2. If match is found, IIS checks if there is a file with the same url that is requested.

3. Then IIS checks if there is a directory with that name.

4. If there is no file/directory with that name, IIS rewrites url to “index.php”.

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