Netfirms Pretty Permalinks Plugin for WordPress

UPDATE: 2008-03-24 Some users have reported that the Netfirms Pretty Permalinks plugin no longer works. My brother allowed me to use his Netfirms account and I can confirm that on his Netfirms plan (with PHP4), this plugin is no longer needed for Pretty Permalink support. So if you are getting a ton of 404 errors with the plugin installed (and even if you’ve disabled it), please follow these instructions below.

This plugin brings “pretty permalinks” functionality to Netfirms users, without the need to insert “index.php” into your permalinks structure, edit any code in the WordPress core, or add custom rewrite rules into your .htaccess file. This plugin is based off of my previous findings, which for those with insomnia (or a thirst for knowledge!), can read about here.

I’ve tested this plugin with WordPress 2.2 and 2.3 on a Netfirms Small Buisness Plan with both PHP 4 and PHP 5. Alex was kind enough to post an email from Netfirms confirming that their IT staff has also had it working, and should be adding it to their official Customer Support FAQ area.

To install the plugin, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Download the Netfirms Pretty Permalinks Plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory. The current version is 1.0 beta 2
  2. Upload ‘netfirms_permalinks.php’ to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Choose your permalink structure through the ‘Permalinks’ submenu under the ‘Options’ menu.

The current version of the plugin is 1.0 beta 2. I’ll be watching this page and the page over at the WordPress Plugin Directory to see if anyone has any issues. If all seems well, I’ll remove the beta label in the next few days.

After November 1st of 2007, I will no longer be hosting with Netfirms, so after that, it will be difficult for me to provide updates to this plugin. I will work with anyone who is interested with either providing updates or testing updates of this plugin the unforseable future. If you are intreasted, please leave a comment below.

Please post below with any other comments, questions, or troubleshooting issues you may have. Enjoy your pretty permalinks!

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20080510 11:55


I just google you site looking for an answer for the same problem with permalinks and netfirms.Was really happy seeing that i am not the only one:) Unfortunately plugin didn’t work but you gave me some ideas where should i look for a solution. It’s definitely nettfirms issue and i manage to make permalinks work for me but only with php4 which sucks big time.
For anyone looking for a solution and don’t mind php4:
Permalinks in wp will only work with PHP4 enabled in your control panel, at least in my case.
My .htaccess look like this:
# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !index.php
RewriteRule (.*) /index.php/$1 [L]

# END WordPress


George’s blog » Wordpress on Netfirms - The Permalinks Problem:

20090324 10:59

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Brian Abella:

20110219 01:50

is there a way that you can hide or convert external link into prety permalink without out generating it manually . I use your plugin btw and i like it but if you can add the above request the better. Thanks man.


20151130 03:31

So did they reprice their own liquidity after the event?

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