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I am trying to configure the w3 total cache plugin on a webfaction wordpress install.

In the settings, it wants me to edit my .htaccess, or give it perms to do that:

To enable it, add the following rules into the server configuration file (/.htaccess) of the site above the WordPress directives . Or if permission allow this can be done automatically, by clicking here:

When I click the auto-configure button, I get:

The page cache rules could not be modified. Please create an empty file in /.htaccess and run chmod 777 /.htaccess to resolve this issue.

I have tried the instructions posted here: http://forum.webfaction.com/viewtopic.php?pid=18411#p18411 but it doesn't work.

I have tried manually creating a .htaccess in ~/webapps/wordpress as well as ~/webapps/wordpress/wp-content, with perms 777, and that doesn't work either.

I have tried perms 755 on ~/webapps/wordpress/wp-content (http://forum.webfaction.com/viewtopic.php?pid=18871#p18871) but that doesn't work.

How can I get W3 Total Cache working on webfaction?

asked 20 Sep '12, 15:41

Joseph
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You should not need to modify the permissions for it to work. Perhaps it is an issue with it detecting another variable such as the base url or the document root and so thus it is looking in the wrong directory. Try setting document_root and adding this directives to the .htaccess file for the base URL,

RewriteBase /

You may submit a support ticket if you would like us to look directly. We also have documentation for another caching plugin here.

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answered 20 Sep '12, 18:54

johns
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