I have installed the Assets plugin but it is not working at all. It is installed on a linux server with php 5.3.17, Expression Engine 2.6.1 and Assets 2.1.4. I have set the correct upload directories in the basic file manager which is supplied with EE itself. When I want to update the indexes of the Assets plugin, nothing happens. It does, however, uses the following http headers:

A POST from jquery to index.php with the callstack:

  • jquery.js:177
  • jquery.js:171
  • jquery.js:162
  • settins.min.js:1
  • jquery:86
  • jquery.js:78

The response tot that is a HTTP 302 to the location admin.php. Next a GET from /index.php with, again, a HTTP 302 response to admin.php?S=0&D=cpC=homepage. After that, a GET request is made to the forementioned page and a HTTP 200 is returned.

The same requests are made when trying to upload a new file from the Assets plugin. Also, the Upload Files button is disabled. After removing the disabled tag and trying to upload a new file, the three forementioned requests are made with the same response and a javascript alert with the message "Could not upload the file - server returned an unexpected response. Please check the server settings.".

I have reinstalled the module, checked all the required file chmod attributes and session/cookie settings. but to result.

1 Answer 1


Generally when this happens it’s because either your system is off, or your .htaccess file intercepting Assets’ Ajax requests.

If it’s the latter, you can try adding this to system/expressionengine/config/config.php:

$config['assets_site_url'] = "/index.php";

Assuming you don’t have a .htaccess redirect that forces “index.php” out of the URL, that should help Assets’ Ajax requests bypass your main index.php redirect.

If you do have a redirect that forces index.php out of the URL, then try modifying your main index.php redirect to include this line before the RewriteRule line:

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !^ACT= [NC]

And also change your RewriteRule line to this:

RewriteRule ^(.+)$ /index.php/$1 [L]

(Notice the ‘.+’ rather than ‘.*’.)

  • It is a brand new installation so I'm guessing it is the .htaccess file. The file does however forced index.php out of the url: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On # Removes index.php from ExpressionEngine URLs RewriteCond $1 !\.(gif|jpe?g|png)$ [NC] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L] </IfModule>
    – Nick
    Jul 19, 2013 at 12:56
  • In that case, updated my response with more info for you. Jul 19, 2013 at 18:05

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