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how to change "about" link in navigation (4 posts)

  1. nscott
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm still having with my navigation links, but I'm not sure how to resolve it with either the permalinks or htaccess -- if that is the problem. I am with Dreamhost. I got great help on this forum to get my RSS and permalinks to work.

    I'm still getting for my about link:

    http://www.citizenofthemonth.com/?page_id=3

    rather than

    http://www.citizenofthemonth.com/about

    I can ftp and edit my header.php, but can't seem to change it in the admin or do any editing of the text.

    What do I need to do in .htaccess? thanks.

  2. Ming
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    WordPress handles the pretty urls under options -> permalinks. You'll need to configure them and then WP generates the code for your .htaccess. If your .htaccess is writable then WP would automatically add them. If it's not you can just cut and paste the code.

    Here's more info:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

  3. rott
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you checked to make sure the web directory is writable by your Web server? If it's not, WP can't update .htaccess to rewrite '/about' to generate the query string. For the same reason, the admin UI can't update files you try to edit. If it is writable, well, then that's not what's causing your problem ;-)

    Note that it needs to be writable by the *web server* -- writing to it over SSH or FTP doesn't count, as they log you in as a privileged user, not as the Web server. If you don't know how to determine this, check your hosts's FAQ or forums. (I don't mean to be condescending; I can't tell how much you know from your post :-)

  4. nscott
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Than you. I am getting "pretty" permalinks for my posts and RSS feed, but not for my navigation links. I'll try your suggestions.

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