When Does WordPress Overwrite .htaccess?

I’ve noticed that my modified .htaccess file has been overwritten by WordPress at least twice.  This has broken the archival routine of the bBlog version of IHateGoogle.org.

I did install a couple of plugins to WordPress.  I wonder if when they were installed, the .htaccess was overwritten?

There are currently 4 responses

  1. Update. Another overwrite of my .htaccess. It isn’t plugins overwriting it. I wonder what the hell it could be?

    May 26th, 2008 | 8:43 pm
  2. Another update. My .htaccess was overwritten at 11:50 pm this evening, when I wasn’t working on the blog. Apparently the script automatically “refreshes” the .htaccess every night? I have edited it so the mod_rewrite conditions and rules I need aren’t in the WP-generated portion of the .htaccess. Maybe that will help.

    May 27th, 2008 | 12:08 pm
  3. I’ve had this same problem, but I still haven’t tracked it down either.

    In my case, it doesn’t seem to be every night, but more around once a week. Very odd…

    May 30th, 2008 | 5:20 am
  4. May 31st, 2008 | 10:13 pm