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[resolved] Comment Links and Stand-Alone Post links not working (20 posts)

  1. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I know they were working within the past week.
    Yesterday, when I checked, they had stopped working (lead to my 404 error page).

    I checked with my webhost(surpass hosting) and they say that the problem lies within wordpress.

    Any suggestions?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Try re-setting you permalinks and, eventually, re-create the .htaccess rules.
    Without permalinks it works: http://www.pileofsassy.com/index.php?p=15

  3. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Unfortunately I have no idea how to do anything that you said.

    I'm an incompetent wordpress user. :/

    hmm... none of my "categories" are working, either - I didn't do anything, I swear!

  4. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sass, if you really did nothing, then I guarantee you it IS something your host did. Ask them if they "upgraded" ANYTHING.... php? mysql? apache itself? cpanel?

  5. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok I just replied to them AGAIN asking if anything was upgraded.

  6. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, let us know what they say when you hear from them.... meantime, go back over anything you MIGHT have done in the last week, but forgot about due to the press of other RL stuff....

  7. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The only thing I can think about is that I changed my hotlinking protection to allow a site to hotlink to me - that's it.

    I'll definitely let you know when I hear back - thanks for your help!

    and, changing the hotlinking protection affects the .htaccess file. hmm.

  8. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This is the last I heard from my webhost:

    "I checked your wordpress admin panel. I cannot find anything on the server that would be affecting this. I am not sure what permissions wordpress requires, or what files it uses when loading the comments page. I noticed you get this message also when looking at archived posts, so you may be missing whatever file it needs. Unfortunately we can't provide further support for third-party applications, so I suggest either making a backup of your database and trying a fresh install, or checking the wordpress support forums. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

    Thanks,
    R***"

  9. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, thing is, if you did nothing for sure, WordPress does nothing on its own, y'know?

    So yeah, I'd be looking at the hotlinking stuff, because that's added into the .htaccess. And if you already have permalinks for wp, there might be something wonky going on there.

    I'd recission the hotlinking to see if having it out of the way fixes the problem. If so, I'd tell my friend they'd have to do something else....

  10. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sassy,
    who did install WP for you? Who did set up the permalinks? Because you said you don't understand what I suggested as a simple check and solution.
    Go to admin panel > Options > Permalinks and empty all the fields (=delete everything from the fields) and click the Update settings button.
    Check if everything works. Post back here :)

  11. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh my gosh I think I fixed it!

    I pasted the info at the bottom of the permalinks page into my .htaccess file and I think that did the trick...
    I can see my comments pages now...
    Did I do it right?

    I installed WP and set up permalinks, but I guess I'm still not very WP savvy.

    My categories links still aren't working, though - any tips for that?

  12. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    and my monthly archives still aren't working, either. drat.

  13. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, I give up...

  14. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    awww no giving up!
    Sad.

  15. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok weird.

    It stopped working and then started working again.

    Categories are working now as are monthly archives.

    So weird!

  16. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Eh, well, don't look a gift horse in the mouth, sweetie! Thank whoever, and enjoy....

  17. sassy007
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    haha.

    Thanks for your help, vkaryl and moshu.

    Hopefully I won't be back with trouble any time soon. :)

  18. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You're welcome, and if you do have other questions, feel free to post!

  19. PetLvr
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello. I'm getting the same error message...
    ================
    "This feed is making a “clunking� sound.
    This publisher's content was recently unavailable so FeedBurner cannot present it at this time."
    Feed Address: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Petlvrcom-theBlog
    HTTP Error Code: 500
    Detail: There was a problem retrieving the feed: Error getting URL: 404 - Not Found
    ===================
    I had no clue it wasn't working, but based on the time that Feedburner claims it had stopped working, I think I know what happened that I probably caused something.

    I have been working with an untested upgrade to the "Evermore" plugin. I first deactivated old and reactivated new. It didn't do anything for me. There were three variables that I would be playing with ONLY to see if I can get this "More-Evermore" plugin to suit my needs. I was playing with two of them.

    // Global settings for the plugin.
    // Evermore uses (0, 1, false) for these.
    $char_skip_count = 100;
    $para_skip_count = 1;
    $run_on = true;

    I changed the 100 to 0 and the skip count incremental up to 10 and then hitting refresh and seeing if it helped me. Afterwards, knowing it didn't, I deactivated this plugin and reactivated "Evermore" again. That's the time this feed approximately went down.

    Any suggestions how to get that up again?

    ps: IF I PING THE FEED THROUGH FEEDBURNER PING .. I RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE:

    Your Ping resulted in an Error "java.lang.ClassCastException"

    Take care.
    HART

  20. PetLvr
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Follow up to myself and this forum:

    It is fixed now - I believe the cause was that I followed advise of http://warpspire.com/journal/programming/getting-all-of-your-feed-subscribers-to-feedburner-wordpress/ this page, trying to capture 100% of my feedreaders .... I can only guestimate that this experimental plugin possibly created some issues with a few core files that I modified in the root ... wp-feed.php, wp-rss2.php etc ... As soon as I copied back original copies of these 2 and a few more, and re-did my permanent link in Options .. the feed came back.

    *phew*

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