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[resolved] File Not Found when using Static Page as Front page (7 posts)

  1. rolandog
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the following permalink structure: /archives/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

    I chose to showcase my 'about' page as the front page, and created a dummy page called 'archives' as the posts page.

    I also have a DreamHost advanced install (basically, a normal WordPress install) under 'mydomain/'.

    The problem is that when I link to files I get a 404. I tried uploading through FTP to mydomain/ or to mydomain/wp-content/uploads/ and I also tried uploading through WordPress to organized and unorganized folders.

    I also tried specifying the Full URL path to files, but none of these options worked.

    The interesting thing is that if I go to mydomain/wp-content/uploads/ I can download the files and not get a 404.

    Can anyone please help me point out where the problem is? Is it .htaccess? Or maybe permalinks? Is this an expected behavior or is it a WP bug?

    My domain is rolandog.com. There are some links in the front page pointing to my résumé/CV.

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The problem is that when I link to files I get a 404.

    Did you upload your resume/CV via WP and make a note of the uploaded file's url in the Media Library?

  3. rolandog
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Indeed. As I said in the previous explanation, I also tried uploading through WP.

    I also found out a weird Y2K10 bug for WP, since the files were uploaded to my /uploads/2005/11 directory at first. I then chose to not use folders so they were uploaded to my /uploads the third time I tried.

    I also tried using and disabling the Full URL Path to files option.

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I also found out a weird Y2K10 bug for WP

    How is that a bug when you had previously opted to sort your uploads into month- and year-based folders?

    Can you post a link to a page that demonstrates your file 404 problem?

  5. rolandog
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, forget about the Y2K10 bug... the date of the page was 2005/11, so the files were uploaded to 2005/11.

    Getting back to the topic at hand, if I link to resume-rolando-garza-en.pdf, you'll get a 404. But if you go to wp-content/uploads/ and click 'resume-rolando-garza-en.pdf', you can download the file.

  6. sheried
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I do not see a file called resume-rolando-garza-en.pdf but I do see a resume-rolandog-en.pdf.. could this be the issue?
    The correct address would be:
    http://rolandog.com/wp-content/uploads/resume-rolandog-en.pdf

  7. rolandog
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I wish I could travel faster-than light, go through some sort of wormhole and slap myself real hard on the face, in order to avoid this epic FFUUUUU.

    Thanks for your help sheried and esmi.

    Sorry for the confusion.

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