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My blog is hosted on www.site.com/blog.
By mistake we linked from an important site to www.site.com/Blog.
For the strangest reason if you click on with a capital, you get a 404 worpress missing page.

What can I do to get around it?
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Question by:rivkamak
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by:jeremyjared74
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I've dealt with this problem for another person that was experiencing the same error. The person was on a Linux hosted server, so if you are also try this:

Open a blank text document and paste this in it:
http://' .  getenv('HTTP_HOST') . strtolower($uri[0]) . $uri[1], true, 301); ?>

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Save the files as lowercase.php and upload the the WordPress Root Directory (where the wp-config file is.

Next you need to open your .htaccess file and add this to the top:
Options +FollowSymLinks 
RewriteEngine On 
RewriteRule [A-Z] /lowercase.php [L]

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by:rivkamak
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What do I need to change if I have an IIS server?
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by:jeremyjared74
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IIS isn't my specialty, but I'll point you in the direction of an article that explains how. If you get stuck, let me know and I'll try to help:

http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/465/url-rewrite-module-configuration-reference/
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by:rivkamak
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I made the changes in the url rewrite,., but it's not co-operating.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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IIS should be case-insensitive by default...why is yours doing this at all?
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by:rivkamak
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That's what I don't know.
you can check
http://www.oorah.org/blog
or http://www.oorah.org/Blog
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Ah-ha...that's not a true 404, that's WordPress attempting to find something and failing.

What you could do is create a page with /Blog/ as the slug and use:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-301-redirects/

to redirect it to /blog/
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by:rivkamak
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I can't create anythin with a capital.
I tried creating a page with /Blog/ and it saved it as /blog/
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by:ovi_mihai
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Try a .htaccess redirection

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
rewritecond %{http_host} ^www.site.com/Blog [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.site.com/blog/$1 [r=301,nc]

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by:rivkamak
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In Url Rewrite?
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I use the redirection plugin to catch 404 errors and redirect to the proper pages.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/
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by:ovi_mihai
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create a text file named .htaccess and put in the root of the blog. the content is above and you get the 301 redirection
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by:Jason C. Levine
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ovi_mihai

He's running IIS.  Different rules apply.
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