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[resolved] Calendar Widget not pulling up April (10 posts)

  1. MrJPH
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, I'm still a couple weeks new to WordPress, and with the roll over of the new month here, I noticed that the Calendar Widget did indeed change over to May, but when I click on the link to go back to April, it opens a '404 Page Not Found' page.

    What am I missing? Do I need to somehow create an archive page for each month, and somehow have that previous month link in the Calendar go to it? I would think that wouldn't be the case, but it somehow generates that on it's own.

    I also added the Archive Widget, and it does the same thing when I click to go to April 2011.

    What do I need to do to correct this? I looked through all my Admin tabs and options, thinking I may have missed to check some box to archive monthly posts or something. It had worked well within the month of April, I could click on any date and it pulled up the day's entry(ies)... it's just with the new month now, the previous month is unable to be accessed via the Calendar or Archive.

    I just noticed that it does the same thing when I go back to a post in April, and try to move forward to May using the link provided at the base of the Calendar... same, obviously for trying the Archive and selecting May 2011.

    I am using the Coraline theme. The Calendar and Archive Widgets are just the basic ones that come with WordPress, I am guessing, since they were there automatically. You can see what I am talking about on my site -

    http://www.anamateurphotographer.org/journal/

    Thank you for any time and pointing me in the right direction to solve this. All the best to you,
    JPH

  2. MrJPH
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When I first transferred my site over here to WP, I had the Archive set up, and it worked, and could click on a month (well, the only month - April), and it went to a monthly archive.

    I am not saying that it may have done it, but the update of 3.1.1 to 3.1.2, could that have disengaged the archiving somehow? Would removing the Calendar and Archive, and then adding them again, maybe work?

    Well, I guess, I'll give it try. Otherwise, any ideas or suggestions on what may be causing this, and how to correct it, would be much appreciated, and I thank you for your time and help.
    JPH

    ***Update***
    Nope, it didn't do it, and it still does not work if I click on the April link, it just opens up a '404 Page Not Found' page.

  3. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try resetting your custom permalinks back to the default setting. If this works, then set the custom permalink structure back up again.

  4. MrJPH
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, esmi, thanks for your time and reply,

    From the get-go, having the default permalinks selected never worked for me, from day one, going to a post created, just threw up an "Oops, page not found" page, not like the 'Page not found' page that pops up now, when trying to go back to April in the calendar... at least that shows a 404 page formatted to my site. Having the custom permalink, or any of the other options beside default, was the only way any created post or page would be able to viewed live.

    I did try it though, and changed my permalink to the default setting, saved those changes, and couldn't give the calendar a try, because again, it wouldn't even load any post, or page.

    I have to go to work now, so will not be able to follow up until this evening, but I again thank you for your suggestion, and any others you might offer, I would appreciate. Have a good day,
    JPH

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The fact that the default permalinks don't work suggests there's a serious problem within your install. Did you move this site at any time?

  6. MrJPH
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Within WordPress, no... I moved my site to be WP generated, just over a couple weeks ago, and noting has changed since that initial setup.

    A database called 'Journal' was created on my server, where all WP files and stuff were placed, and have remained there ever since. And that is my WP Address (URL).

    And like I said, from that very beginning, the default permalinks have never worked, but any other permalink configuration did and has, including the custom one that I created and have used since a day or two after moving over here.

    Oh, you know what? As I said my WP Address (URL) is -

    http://www.anamateurphotographer.org/Journal

    And the custom permalink I have, is -

    /Journal/%postname%/%monthnum%/%day%/%year%/

    I wonder if having the two 'Journal' sub-things there, may be causing the issue?

  7. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes - that would create a problem. I'm also concerned about the use of mixed case in Journal. Ideally, it should be all lowercase.

  8. MrJPH
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The uppercase 'J' in the custom permalink, is ignored by WP and automatically converted to lowercase.

    I was misunderstanding the creation of a folder on my server. I was thinking that the folder would actually show up in the path of an URL... that's what I have been used to in the past.

    For example, it says to label it 'blog' or 'wordpress', but I didn't want either one of those words to be name of my Journal - I was thinking it would show up like: 'www.AnAmateurPhotographer.org/blog (or wordpress)'... so, that is why I named the folder 'Journal', thinking any entry/post would be seen in the browser window as: 'www.AnAmateurPhotographer.org/Journal/...'

    When I saw that an entry was being posted without the 'Journal', and just showing up as 'www.aAP.org/entry-title', I was confused as to why it was dropping the 'Journal' part of the URL, again thinking that it would appear within the file path. That was why I made the custom permalink to be '/Journal/%postname%/%monthnum%/%day%/%year%/', so that visitors would know that they were in the Journal section of the website (if there was for some reason any confusion!)

    I guess that folder, is just that - a folder, to contain all the WP files to be accessed, and that is it. If that is the case, I have no problem changing the name of that folder on my server... Can that be done while already up? Or would I have to start from scratch again? jolly.

  9. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  10. MrJPH
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you very much for the links, esmi... Looks like this will have to wait until my next day off, when I'll have the time to sit and concentrate on all that stuff, and figure it out.

    Thank you again. Have a good day, and all the best to you.
    JPH

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