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[resolved] Home page is pointing to a post or category after upgrade (18 posts)

  1. smittenbybritain
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I upgraded to WP 3.0 yesterday and ever since my home page is pointing to a page instead of my URL. Please help. I've only been with WP for three months and I have no idea what to do at this point. Can I downgrade back the older version? How do I redirect the homepage to the proper url?

    Thanks.

    Melissa

    http://www.smittenbybritain.com

    By the way, I deactivated all the plug-ins with no effect. Also tried deleting page the home page was pointing to, and the home page just redirected to another page.

  2. Try switching to the default (twentyten) theme?

  3. smittenbybritain
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, with no improvement.

  4. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    what have you set on your settings > reading page?
    wp-admin/options-reading.php

  5. smittenbybritain
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The reading page is set for the latest posts and not a static page. Also, in General under settings, it is set to the proper url.

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Might see what's in your index.php in the web-root folder. If necessary, post the contents of that file in a pastebin and report the link back here.

  7. smittenbybritain
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just figured it out. I missed the redirection plug-in. After I deactivated it the home page worked. But what do I do with the plug-in now? I need it to redirect my feed from my old Blogger blog.

  8. We can probably help you do that with .htaccess instead :)

    What was the redirection doing? That is what URL was it fixing?

  9. smittenbybritain
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was redirecting /feeds/posts/default (my blogger feed) to my feedburner feed.

  10. Put this in your .htaccess, above the WordPress rules, and it will redirect ALL your feeds to FeedBurner, no plugins needed :)

    # redirect all wordpress feeds to feedburner
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}      ^/?(feed.*|rss.*|comments.*)  [NC]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !^.*(FeedBurner|FeedValidator) [NC]
    RewriteRule ^feed/?.*$          http://feedproxy.google.com/YOURFEED  [L,NC,R=302]
    RewriteRule ^feeds/?.*$          http://feedproxy.google.com/YOURFEED  [L,NC,R=302]
    RewriteRule ^rss/?.*$           http://feedproxy.google.com/YOURFEED  [L,NC,R=302]
    RewriteRule ^wp-rss2.php        http://feedproxy.google.com/YOURFEED    [L,NC,R=302]

    I use this and it's made for the happy :)

  11. Lee
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can still use the redirection plugin - re-activate it then check through the redirections the plugin created when you changed post and page URLs. The place to look is under Redirection>Groups>Modified Posts. Delete all redirections that show as a forward slash (/) only.

    That fixed it for me, anyway.

    You'll fined the same issue might recur whenever you change a post URL.

  12. smittenbybritain
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So if I use this I should delete my feedburner feedsmith plugin?

    So for sounding stupid, I'm new to WP and all this redirecting gets confusing.

    Thanks for your help.

  13. Lee
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You could also use the FD Feedburner plugin to redirect your feeds.

  14. So if I use this I should delete my feedburner feedsmith plugin?

    If you use the .htaccess rules I provided, you don't need the feedsmith plugin :)

  15. smittenbybritain
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you both so much.

    Since I'm lazy, I used the simple solution which was deleting the / redirects and it worked.

    However, I have copied the code you gave me ipstenu and will use it if the other option stops working.

    You guys have been great!

  16. Lee
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You're welcome :)

  17. You're welcome, too :)

    The redirect plugin fix is a good one, diondeville. I'll remember that for next time I see the error.

  18. kitsonas
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I solved the same problem with diondeville's solution. Thanks a lot!

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