unable to open file attached to a post / topic (404 error returned)
as part of testing the features, I am unable to open the file that is attached to a post / topic. 404 error is returned when clicked on the link. wpforo was installed and setup done a few minutes ago referring to online tutorials. (WAMP on windows server essentials).
This forum will be used only in LAN environment.
when clicked on the document title available in the post / topic, below url is returned with 404 error.
if I modify the url as below, I am able to access the file (download):
any help in setting up this feature correctly is much appreciated. Kindly note that I am a no-vice and trying to do some R&D to implement Forum feature for HR team. Kindly reply for any additional information required.
You should get rid of the 8080 port and it'll work fine.
This article should be helpful for you: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/37639272/how-to-remove-port-8080-in-xampp
Thanks for the timely support and in addressing the root cause. Since port 80 was used by windows IIS (platform: Win Svr 2019 Essentials) and the criteria was not to change the default IIS settings, investigating further as to how to deploy Wordpress and wpforo under windows IIS environment, Found some useful information online that helped me to install wordpress and wpforo and subsequently configure the board for use by HR team (LAN environment) to post various polices, etc for staff reference and adherence.
1) Wordpress was installed under windows IIS environment using web platform installer tool provided by Microsoft. ( https://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/web-platform-installer)
2) followed the instructions in this video ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXRcDm0bFwg
3) during Installation of Wordpress (through web platform installer), installation of dependent packages failed and had to install them individually for packages reported by the web platform installer.).
4) One package could not be installed (IIS related package and don't recall the exact package name now). This error was ignored as IIS was already installed on the server.
5) Wordpress was installed successfully and was configured to a non default windows path. Was unable to update Wordpress after install as Wordpress was asking for FTP user ID and password as part of auto update process. To overcome this problem, followed the solution as outlined in this link: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/67440/how-to-update-wordpress-installed-on-iis
6) after updating Wordpress, deployed wpforo plugin, configured and made a demo post with file attachment. Was able to view the attached file that was part of a topic post. (key problem was resolved, leveraged on builtin software and tools)
(Apologise if my above information is not well organised)
Thanks for all the support.