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P Oct 31 '11

I have made a fresh install of Oxwall. All files were uploaded, but I cannot see any styles or images when installing, on the frontend or in admin.

Any ideas what would cause this?

Keelan Leader
Keelan Oct 31 '11
.htaccess file search forums first please:


Check that it is in the root and if it is post its contents. Also is this install in a sub directory and is there a .htaccess in the top directory if so post its contents.
P Oct 31 '11
This is what I have in my htaccess file:

Options +FollowSymLinksRewriteEngine On
AddEncoding gzip .gzAddEncoding gzip .gzip<FilesMatch "\.(js.gz|js.gzip)$">  ForceType text/javascript</FilesMatch><FilesMatch "\.(css.gz|css.gzip)$">  ForceType text/css</FilesMatch>
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .*/http-bindRewriteRule (.*) /http-bind [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index.phpRewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/ow_updates/index.phpRewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/ow_updates/RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|\.php|\.html|\.htm|\.feed|\.raw|/[^.]*)$  [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) index.php
Den Team
Den Oct 31 '11
Try to open links to one of your CSS file and look what error browser show. 
P Nov 1 '11
I have tried to open it in my browser, but it doesn't find it. However, they are all uploaded.

Any other ideas what's wrong?
Keelan Leader
Keelan Nov 1 '11
What happens you must get some sort of error or 404, 500 page? What host are you with?
The Forum post is edited by Keelan Nov 1 '11
P Nov 1 '11
this is my website: http://www.rockstarr.co.uk

You can see what is happening...
Keelan Leader
Keelan Nov 1 '11
What host are you with? Do they allow htaccess as you are getting forbidden errors and your htaccess isn't rewriting the urls.
P Nov 1 '11
I'm with 123 Reg. I believe they allow htaccess.
Keelan Leader
Keelan Nov 2 '11
Well ask them easiest thing to do.

Does 123 reg meet the requirements?

Server requirements
  • Linux/Unix/Windows
  • Apache 2 or higher (with mod_rewrite module)
  • PHP 5.2.6 or higher with:
    • register_globals off
    • safe_mode off
    • suPHP off
    • suApache off
    • suhosin off
  • PHP modules:
    • PDO
    • DOM
    • mbstring
    • zip
    • zlib
    • ftp
    • json
  • MySQL 5.0 or higher
  • GD Library 2 with FreeType support
  • Mail server (SendMail, Exim or other)
  • Cron

The Forum post is edited by Keelan Nov 2 '11
Den Team
Den Nov 3 '11
There are no CSS files on your site. Try to do this- check as advise Keelan that your hosting meets oxwall requirements- set recursive 777 permissions for ow_static folder- enable DEV_MODE in ow_includes/config.php file and press F5 on any page. 

Chris Patchett
Chris Patchett Mar 11 '15
I have double checked all of this and I am still having some issues with this.  I am not sure if it is due to a newer version of some of this software or something I am overlooking.  I have reinstalled this a few times and all result in the same, no theme or images showing.  I have checked permissions, made sure there is .htaccess, and made appropriate changes to the apache2 config files.  Does anyone have any other thoughs?  There are no errors in the apache error log.
tammy harris
tammy harris Mar 12 '15
change apache2 config files will not necessarily make all work try use easy apachie and enable all the dependencies 
  • suPHP off  on my vps i had to have this on  or the site just did not work 
    going to your site says forbidden your folder permissions are wrong and if your site is in root then look permissions on public html 
Taissa Team
Taissa Mar 15 '15
Chris Patchett, have you managed to fix the issue?