WordPress permalinks on IIS 7.0

As I mentioned earlier, one of the problems I have faced during migration of my blog to IIS was getting permalinks to work. Actually, in most cases users should not face any problems with that – WordPress has already prepared a guide to get the permalinks working under IIS. It should work in most cases. Unfortunately, my case was a bit different.

Thing was that my WordPress is not installed on the root of my host. I wanted to preserve the same strategy I used on my older (Linux) host:reteks

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Fixing WordPress update error on IIS 7.0

During the migration of my blog from Apache, running on Fedora OS, to IIS 7.0, running Windows Server 2008 R2, I’ve faced quite a few difficulties. One of them was running automatic WordPress updates. Every attempt to update WordPress to the most recent version ended up with the following error:

copy(/wp-admin/includes/update-core.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in wp-admin\includes\class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on line 200http://kahovka-service.ru

Since the error was cleared enough and I knew my WordPress is running under IUSR account, I thought I was able to fix the problem quite easily. What I’ve done was adding IUSR account to security tab of my WordPress installation folder and giving “Modify” permission for the account. Doing that in fact solve the problem – I was able to successfully update my WordPress. Everything was great until I’ve started importing my old posts and noticed a different issue. Continue reading

Major refresh

If you reading this post, that means you already seeing the new design of my blog. Well, unless you’re reading it via RSS. If that’s the case, feel free to open the post directly to see the changes made.


Idea of refreshing design of my blog was in my head for a while. I really wanted something in Metro style. Unfortunately, there are not so much metro-like themes for WordPress. That’s the ones I was able to find:

The problem was that none of them looked the way I imagined my blog. Also, most of them are not free. Continue reading