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broken link on theme - Twenty Ten 1.1 by the WordPress team (16 posts)

  1. norimuster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi - I am using the theme, Twenty Ten 1.1 by the WordPress team, the web page is: http://steamboats.com

    Two questions: first, if I click on "reply" to a post, it is a broken link. How do I set it up for people to be able to reply?
    I have a folder "about" inside the WordPress folder, but the link does not go to that file ("index.html").

    Also, how do I set it so the tags do not show?

  2. norimuster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    not "reply," but "Leave a Comment" link is broken

    How do I set up the "Leave a Comment" link?

  3. The leave a comment link goes to http://www.steamboats.com/wordpress/http:/steamboats.com/wordpress/about#respond

    Should be http://www.steamboats.com/wordpress/about#respond

    Have you made any edits to the theme?

    If not, check your Site URL and Blog URL in http://www.steamboats.com/wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php

  4. norimuster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu. I fixed that link problem, but now it just goes to the folder where I have a redirect to my contact/about page. How would I set it up so visitors can reply to the post, aka "Leave a Message."

  5. Yeah... what did you do?

    As I asked before: Have you made any edits to the theme?

    Cause that is NOT default behavior.

    Also, WHAT did you put in your site and blog URLs?

  6. norimuster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Ipstenu - here's what I have done as far as changing any code.

    Set up WordPress, chose theme, set up Pages (Home, About, Museum, Library). Then set Permalinks (within Pages edit/quick edit) as follows:

    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/about
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/museum
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/library

    Then, in the FTP, I set up folders within the WordPress folder as follows:

    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/about/index.html
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/museum/index.html
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/library/index.html

    Each index.html contains redirect code, directing people to older parts of the site. Before adding WordPress, Steamboats.com was already several hundred pages long.

    There is little other code that I have changed. I added some Widgets and Plug-ins, few of which are fully functioning.

    In that WordPress options page you sent me (Settings, Permalinks), it gave me these options:
    Common settings

    Default
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/?p=123

    Day and name
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/2010/11/09/sample-post/

    Month and name
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/2010/11/sample-post/

    Numeric
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/archives/123

    Custom Structure [I filled in: /about]

    Maybe I should choose one of the above, not custom.

    I write all the code for the site. Nobody else builds it, but people send me photos and things to post. I got WordPress to simplify the posting process.

    Since I keep a log of all the postings, I want to be able to make back ups of anything that goes on the site through WordPress.

    Any help would be appreciated. Here is my blog archive going back to 1998: http://steamboats.com/research/archive.html

    - Nori

  7. Then, in the FTP, I set up folders within the WordPress folder as follows:

    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/about/index.html
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/museum/index.html
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/library/index.html

    Don't do that. DELETE those folders and files. You will break WordPress.

    The folders and files DO NOT exist. That's okay. WordPress handles it!

    In that WordPress options page you sent me (Settings, Permalinks), it gave me these options:

    [snip]

    Custom Structure [I filled in: /about]

    I didn't send you there, but DELETE /about. That doesn't work. In fact, that's why you're broken.

    Read this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

    Your CUSTOM structure should be in the form of Structure Tags -- http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Structure_Tags where we mention this:

    Make sure to end your structure with either %post_id% or %postname% (e.g. /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/) so that each permalink points to an individual post.

    You should never use a page name (i.e. About) as your custom structure. Just forget that. You'll screw things up if you try so don't :)

    And I still need you to please go to
    http://www.steamboats.com/wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php (WP Admin - Settings - GENERAL)

    You will see:

    Site Title
    Tagline
    WordPress address (URL)
    Site address (URL)

    I want to know what those URLs are :)

  8. norimuster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    First, here are those URLS you wanted to see:
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php

    General Settings
    Site Title steamboats dot com
    Tagline brought to you by people who love steamboats
    In a few words, explain what this site is about.
    WordPress address (URL) http://steamboats.com/wordpress
    Site address (URL) http://steamboats.com/wordpress
    Enter the address here if you want your site homepage to be different from the directory you installed WordPress.
    E-mail address email@norimuster.com
    This address is used for admin purposes, like new user notification.
    Membership
    Membership
    Anyone can register

  9. Shouldn't have to, but put / at the end of both your URLs there.

    Then do the rest (get rid of the folders and index files, like I said before, and make a workable permalink).

  10. norimuster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    re. http://steamboats.com/wordpress/about/index.html
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/museum/index.html
    http://steamboats.com/wordpress/library/index.html

    Don't do that. DELETE those folders and files. You will break WordPress.

    The folders and files DO NOT exist. That's okay. WordPress handles it!

    The reason I set these up is that I could not rewrite the whole permalink. It only let me revise the final word of the link. So I set up folders, created folders in the FTP, then redirected to my old site.

    Is there somewhere I could edit the permalinks and sent people directly to the old site? The front page is the only page where I want blogging. The rest of the site contains reference files and collections that I set up and do not change, no comments, no blogging.

  11. norimuster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I didn't send you there, but DELETE /about. That doesn't work. In fact, that's why you're broken.

    I read the page using permalinks and will go change that right now.

  12. norimuster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay, it looks like the "Leave a Message" feature is working. Thank you!

    Only thing left to resolve is where the Pages link to. My site needs three links on the front page - About, Library, and Museum. Everything at Steamboats.com can be sorted into those three categories. "About" is one html file; "Library" is 127 html files; "Museum" is 215 html pages.

    I do not want these to be WordPress.

  13. norimuster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress address (URL) http://steamboats.com/wordpress
    Site address (URL) http://steamboats.com/wordpress

    Shouldn't have to, but put / at the end of both your URLs there.

    I just tried, but it would not save it that way. I put the slash, clicked "Save Changes," but it dropped them anyway.

  14. I'm going to explain this once more.

    You DO NOT need to make the index.html. WordPress DOES NOT need it. Delete the folders and files, or everything will continue to suck for you.

    Now. What do you WANT to have on those pages? If they're pages, then they are STATIC, never changing, pages. The About page, as an example, is a PAGE you should make inside WordPress and then paste the contents of your html file into the About Page on the editor. That's the proper way to do this.

    Library and Museum sound like you actually want them to be categories, not pages, where you make a blog POST (not a page) for each of the 127 and 215 html files, with the content of those pages each in one post, in the appropriate category.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_Posts

    I would suggest doing that, and then making a custom menu (which 2010 can use) with your About page listed, as well as your categories.

  15. steamboats
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I get what you're saying now. The "Pages" feature is to collect categories of blog postings. Duh! sorry to be so dense.
    I am not sure that I will need that feature. Maybe I should just delete all the pages.

  16. steamboats
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I will make a custom menu for the links.
    You are brilliant, great ipstenu!

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