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Installing SilverStripe

Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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Release Candidate - Friendly URLs error


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24 June 2012 at 8:10pm Community Member, 22 Posts

Hi All,

Just tried installing an instance of SilverStripe 3 release candidate on my local webserver. I have several 2.4.x installations running perfectly, with friendly URLs working. All requirements passed on the install screen (including URL rewriting), however during the installation I get the following error:

"Checking that friendly URLs work...
Friendly URLs are not working. This is most likely because a rewrite module isn't configured correctly on your site. You may need to get your web host or server administrator to do this for you:
- mod_rewrite or other rewrite module is enabled on your web server
- AllowOverride All is set for the directory where SilverStripe is installed"

AFAIK, mod_rewrite is enabled, because my other SS sites are still running fine, and my server did pass the requirements check. Any thoughts as to what could be causing this? Re: the second option, "AllowOverride All", could someone explain what this is and how to enable it?

Many thanks.


27 June 2012 at 1:54am Community Member, 22 Posts

Well, I reinstalled MAMP, and tried with Silverstripe 3 RC2. Same thing. Any thoughts?

Guy Van Bael

27 June 2012 at 2:14am Community Member, 34 Posts


Until yesterdag, a lot of people experienced the same problems.
Get the latest builds (cms, framework, installer) from github and installation will succeed.


27 June 2012 at 1:10pm Community Member, 22 Posts

Thanks very much for the reply!!! Is the "Master" branch the latest? If so, unfortunately I'm still getting the same problem. I might just try again in a few days.


27 June 2012 at 2:30pm Community Member, 22 Posts

Fixed here:

Now working fine. :)