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[resolved] Pages not accessed correctly (18 posts)

  1. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have added an "About" page using the Manage Pages function, and have text for the page saved which I can also see in my database if I look using phpMyAdmin, but when you click on the "About" page that is then generated in the menu, it links instead to the last post entry....

    Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Nope... unless we see your permalink structure and how the rest of the posts/Pages/internal links work.

    Edit. For "adding" a new Page you don't go to Manage Pages but to Write > Write Page.

  3. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    actually I did use Write>Page to add the About Page.......

    the site is at http://blog.vanitysource.com

    On the top nav menu, there is a link to the main site (vanitysource) home, a link to the "blog" home, a link back to the vanitysource contact form (since WP would not let me put any HTML into a page I had to do the "contact" page that way), and then the "About" page that I created using WP - Write>Page - that is in the posts table in the database and is correctly titled and identified, but when you click on the nav link for "About" it goes to the only post I have entered instead of the About page. The permalinks for posts/archives/categories seem to work as they also go to that post.

    Although the site is live the blog is new so I have only one post entered (the customer is going to start posting as soon as I have this all set up correctly) but I am stuck on this one last issue.

    So if someone can tell me where in the code is the function to tell the About link where to find the About page in the database I can probably fix that - but I've been all over all the pages (functions.php, archive.php, page.php, etc) and can't seem to find it.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This is NOT true:
    http://blog.vanitysource.com
    the blog, actually, is at http://www.vanitysource.com/Blog - and that's a huge difference!
    What are the 2 URI values in your Options > General?
    And where is the real physical location of the WP installation?

  5. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    the two URI values are the same, and are as you have shown:

    http://www.vanitysource.com/Blog

    That is the physical locaiton of WP. The subdomain, blog.vanitysource.com, is directed via it's own htaccess file using a 301 redirect to the subdirectory of http://www.vanitysource.com/Blog - this is how the customer wants it set up, since their orginal way they wanted it, to have the blog installed in the root, didn't work (permalinks did not work) so this was "plan b".

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    WP never works well with "fake" (aka redirected) subdomains.
    Does it work if you remove temporarily that redirecting htaccess and access the blog/install directly by its real address?

  7. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No, it doesn't. The only link to the subdomain is from the main vanitysource root pages, which are immediately redirected because on the server that subdomain actually points to a different folder in which the htaccess file resides. So WP never knows about the subdomain or interacts with it in any way.

    But even if you just type directly into the address bar http://www.vanitysource.com/Blog, then click on "About", you get the post page instead of the about page.

  8. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I still need help with this ...... does anyone have an idea why clicking on my "About" page, which was created using WP Write>Pages goes to a post intead of to the page I created?

    I know it was created correctly because if I delete it, it disappears from the Nav function and if I put it back in it reappears on the Nav bar - and I can check the page in the database thru phpMyAdmin - all is fine - but there is something in the code somewhere that causes that to link to a post instead of the correct text and I can't figure where it is so that I can fix it.....

  9. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There are other issues.

    Clicking on a blog title should get a Single post view. On your blog, I still see both posts.

    If you change themes, do things work as expected?

  10. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Honestly I haven't tried that - my boss insists on this theme for it's navigation structure but I will try and re-post in a few minutes.

  11. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay - so when I switched to the classic theme, no problems at all except that it isn't the right look :) the links all work as they should.

    So the problem is with the theme - I guess I will go back to the drawing board and try choosing another theme that is close to this one in structure and just modify the graphics, colors, etc.

    I would really prefer to narrow down which module is the problem (I assume it must be in the functions.php but not sure) so I may play around with the for another hour or so first before I throw in the towel and go back through the available themes....

    Thanks for the suggestion....

  12. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's an Andreas-09 derivative, right? So maybe grab a fresh copy of the WP theme version?

  13. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You know I just did that - and I have narrowed down the problem to the right-sidebar.php module. If I put back in the original right-sidebar.php it works right, if I put in the modified one, it breaks.

    I modified that module to remove the searchform (not wanted), and to move a couple of lines from the [left] sidebar.php over to right-sidebar.php because my boss wants all those links on the right side instead of the left.

    I've gone through every line of code and it looks right to me - I can't see what could be causing this problem... here is what is in the right-sidebar.php

    <!-- Right Sidebar Template -->
    <div id="rightside">
    <ul>
    <li><h2>Subscribe</h2>
    <ul>
    <li class="feed"><a href="feed:<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>">Entries (RSS)</a></li>
    <li class="feed"><a href="feed:<?php bloginfo('comments_rss2_url'); ?>">Comments (RSS)</a></li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <br />
    <?php get_links_list(); ?>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <br />
    <li><h2>Recent Posts</h2>
    <ul><?php query_posts('showposts=10');?>
    <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <li><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title() ?></a></li>
    <?php endwhile; endif; ?>
    </ul></li><br />
    <li><h2>Categories</h2>
    <ul>
    <?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&optioncount=0&hierarchical=1'); ?>
    </ul>
    </li>
    <li><h2>Archives</h2>
    <ul>
    <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly'); ?>
    </ul>
    </li>
    </ul>
    </div>

  14. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay - I am getting closer:

    I now have it narrowed down to the section of the code that displays the 10 most recent posts (titles only) in the right column - that code was not in the original theme so I had to copy it from a theme that had a section for "recent posts" and insert it where it was needed.

    With that small section in, it breaks the theme. With it out, it works. BUT my boss wants to display in the right column permalinks to the 10 most recent posts.

    SO can someone tell me exactly what code I can put in there that will work?

    Many thanks for any help - I really want to be able to go home today with this done!

  15. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, so that would be this bit?

    <li><h2>Recent Posts</h2>
    <ul><?php query_posts('showposts=10');?>
    <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <li><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title() ?></a></li>
    <?php endwhile; endif; ?>
    </ul></li>

    Starts with query_posts, eh? Is this sidebar loading before or after your index files incarnation of The_Loop?

    Have a look at the query_posts documentation: http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/query_posts

  16. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay - I think that is helpful - the only reason I'm not 100% sure it's helpful is that I'm very new to this - this is my first blog setup - so I think I understand....

    In my index.php file it does call both sidebars after the header but before the "content" which contains The Loop (thank you for those links - they were also helpful).

    SO it sounds like I should move the call for the right sidebar to AFTER the Loop? I will give that a try - I think I had it that way originally but it wacked out the layout which uses only css - no tables - and so I moved it back to the top. SO I may have to play around with the css to see if I can get that to work visually as well.

    Thanks - I will post back shortly

  17. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    SUCCESS!!

    HandySolo I can't thank you enough - that fixed the problem - I moved the call for the right sidebar to below the Loop in index.php, page.php, and single.php, then modified the css so that the layout still looks good, and all links work as they should.

  18. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Awesome :-)

    Glad we could help.

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