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wpForo 1.x.x [Closed] 500 Internal Server Error

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Joined: 4 years ago

I got this error immediately after activating WPForo: 

500: Internal server error

This error is generated when a script running on the server could not be implemented or permissions are incorrectly assigned for files or directories

Troubleshooting suggestions:

Temporarily disable any rewrite rules by renaming your .htaccess file if it exists.

Ensure that any CGI or Perl scripts have at least .755. permissions.

If trying to run PHP and you get this error, you may have an invalid php.ini in your /cgi-bin, or may be missing your php.dat file in this folder.


I have no idea where to even begin troubleshooting this issue. This error message shows up in every browser and every page on my site. Can I fix this within Wordpress? I don't know where to find CGI or Perl scripts, let alone change their permissions. 

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Support Team
Joined: 8 years ago

Hi @jkupitz79,

What hosting service you use. Please provide more information about the PHP version. 

Delete the plugin, search and install it again.

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Noble Member
Joined: 8 years ago

Is that a Windows IIS server?