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[resolved] Help the newbie, help the newbie! (13 posts)

  1. sean1967
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry if I sound like I am some 12 year old but my blogging life has always been with Blogger.com and I am still getting used to things here with my own domain and such.

    I have only one post on my blog as it is still in the testing stages but when I go to ie:

    http://www.gorthos.com/blog

    and click on about About Gorthos I get a 404. I also get one when I click on comments or Uncategorized but then again, the post has no comments or category.
    Same goes for archives.

    Can someone please take a peek at it and tell me what is wrong?

    Mucho thanks
    Gorthos

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Your permalinks are wrong.
    Redo them and accept the second option down.
    No custom stuff.

  3. sean1967
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I went down the list starting with your suggestion of second option. Still getting 404s

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Are you copying the rewrite rules to the .htaccess?
    Do you have a .htaccess file?

  5. sean1967
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    um, now is when you laugh at me. No, I do not have an .htaccess file. I have been poking around looking for how to create one as well as how to copy rewrite the rules.

    ugh.

    Not as simple as a 5 minute install as advertised :)

  6. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Um - it appears to have been fixed?

  7. sean1967
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    created an htaccess file, re-did permalinks. How do I copy re-write rules to htaccess?

  8. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    when you updated the permalinks - did it give you code to paste into your .htaccess file, or did it say something like "options updated" or "htaccess updated"?

    it's working right now - i wouldn't change a thing.

  9. sean1967
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    oh ye gawds my archive loaded.
    Methinks it may have worked!

    thanky!

    But about the About Gorthos thingy. Am I missing something or shoudl I have not written something like a blogger profile about myself somewhere that it links to?

  10. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    you can write whatever you want in there... it's your "about" page - essentially same as a blogger profile i suppose.

    but no, it's your site, hosted all by you - you don't have to link it to anything. oh, and tell the 200 year old high seas merchant captain to watch out for Jack Sparrow... I hear he's on the loose... ;)

  11. sean1967
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ahhhh.. gotcha. I have to create a page and move the link to it. Many thanks to both of you.

    And Lady Delaluna, you can stowaway on my ship anyday!
    Thanks folks!

    now to modify the theme and start dragging stuff from my blogger blog!

  12. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    good luck with that - when you get it all up and running, come back and show it off! :)

    and don't tempt me, i sure could use a nice cruise right now!

  13. sean1967
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Will do!

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