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[resolved] Installation OK but view post fails"requested page not found" (19 posts)

  1. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've just installed WordPress into a sub folder of my web site http://www.thinkgov.co.uk called blog.

    http://www.thinkgov.co.uk/blog/wp-admin works OK and I can create posts. Only one oddity - when editing content it sometimes appears as white on white in 'visual' tab, OK in 'HTML' tab

    View post fails "requested page not found" when accessing http://www.thinkgov.co.uk/blog

    Can anyone help please

    Pete

  2. Jumia
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This seems like a .htaccess issue, Check the file...

    Also you can goo to /blog/wp-admin/options-general.php scroll down and click save

    Do the same with /blog/wp-admin/options-permalink.php

    GL

  3. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the advice.

    I can't find the .htaccess file, where should I be looking?

    I've done as you suggest with the other two files but without any change.

    Any other thoughts?

    Pete

  4. I can't find the .htaccess file, where should I be looking?

    Make sure that your FTP client is set to view invisible files.

  5. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks James,

    I've forced view of hidden files, where should I expect to find it, search of files from WordPress didn't find it.

    I'm using basic Awardspace for hosting, could that be relevant?

    Pete

  6. It should be in the same directory as the wp-load.php file.

  7. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry for the delay, I've been away for a few days.

    The wp-load-php file is in the sub directory "blog" withig the "thinkgov" directory. I cannot see the .htaccess file in that subdirectory.

    It seems odd that I can access http://www.thinkgov.co.uk/blog/wp-admin/ but can't access http://www.thinkgov.co.uk/blog/

    Can you help?

  8. Is there an index.php file in the /blog/ directory?

  9. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes there is an index.php file in the wp-admin folder

  10. No, is there one in the /blog/ directory?

  11. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry for my delay in replying I've been tied up (not literally)

    No there isn't one in the blog directory, should there be?

  12. When you save your permalinks, WordPress should provide instructions for manually creating or editing your .htaccess file. If you don't see any instructions, follow this guide:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Creating_and_editing_.28.htaccess.29

  13. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the instructions, I've created a .htaccess file with the content recommended in the blog directory. Unfortunately no change in the symptoms.

    Should I delete and re-install WordPress?

  14. Does it work when you use the Default permalink structure? You may need to remove the .htaccess file after saving.

  15. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using the default permalink structure (I'd decided to get the blog working before being too clever:-))and have now deleted the .htaccess file - no change.

  16. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using the default permalink structure (I'd decided to get the blog working before being too clever:-))and have now deleted the .htaccess file - no change.

  17. Don't know what I was thinking a few replies ago when I went on the .htaccess angle. Sorry about that.

    Try downloading WordPress again and upload the main index.php file from the download to the same directory as the wp-load.php file.

  18. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks James,

    That's the problem solved, even if I don't know why. I'm looking forward to exploring the wonders of WordPress.

  19. You're welcome!

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