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php – WordPress 500 (URL Rewrite Module Error.)

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


I am hosting a WordPress website in IIS 8
I am getting the following error:

Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500
(URL Rewrite Module Error.)

When I upload a new image and display.
If I go to wp-content and give IIS_USRS access then the image works, when I add a new image I have to remove IIS_USRS and add it again for the image to work

If I use the following web config the website never loads

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <rule name="wordpress" patternSyntax="Wildcard">
      <match url="*" />
          <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true" />
          <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" negate="true" />
      <action type="Rewrite" url="index.php" />

How to&Answers:

Use these below mentioned RULEs in your web.config file:


    <rule name="Imported Rule 1" stopProcessing="true">
        <match url="^index\.php$" ignoreCase="false"/>
        <action type="None"/>

    <rule name="Redirect Image to HTTP" stopProcessing="true">
        <match url=".*\.(gif|jpg|jpeg|png|css|js)$" ignoreCase="true"/>
        <action type="Rewrite" url="{R:0}"/>

    <rule name="Imported Rule 2" stopProcessing="true">
        <match url="." ignoreCase="false"/>
            <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" ignoreCase="false" negate="true"/>
            <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" ignoreCase="false" negate="true"/>
        <action type="Rewrite" url="/index.php"/>



I changed the permissions in the security tab to the wp-content folder of wordpress within the iis manager, it was necessary to edit and then I gave full control to IIS_USRS and the error was solved