JetPack issues with Multisite and custom permalinks

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    I am using the wordpress 3.2.1 with jetpack 1.2.1 on sites I am having hosted. Also I am using multisite, so one of my problems was that I couldn’t set a custom permalink without crashing the site, I was getting server 500 errors. So I disabled all of my plugins, added the /%postname%/ to the custom field in the Site Admin screen and added /%postname%/ to the path in the Network Admin screen. Then corrected the SiteURL and Home paths under settings, also in the Network Admin screen.

    Afterwards, through FTP, I replaced my .htaccess file with:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    The old file had this in it:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /wordpress/
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ – [L]
    RewriteRule ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $1 [L]
    RewriteRule ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    So doing the above worked. My site was up and running with the custom permalinks.

    So after this I began to add my plugins (which are only two). One is Share and Follow and the other is JetPack. Activated Share and Follow first and the site was fine, activated JetPack and the was still ok. The next thing I did was connect JetPack to and it crashed the site again (this time is is like an endless loop, no 500 error).

    Next step was to deactivate both, and only activate JetPack, the result was that the site was still crashed with the endless loop. Deactivate JetPack and the site is back up with the custom permalinks. Anyone having this issue or am I doing something wrong??

    The blog I need help with is



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