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Path Problem - Unwanted / (13 posts)

  1. on_edge
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Can't figure out why, when I enter http://www.mydomain.com/wp-page/, I get http://www.mydomain.com//wp-page/ which, of course, generates a 404 Not Found Error. This happens from the page content code (with HTML or PHP) and it also happens if I type in the address in a browser manually. When I mouse over the link on the page it shows the correct path in the status bar, but arrives at the incorrect path.

    Any thoughts?

  2. whooami
    Posted 6 years ago #

    what are your setting inside settings-> general for the 2 urls -- did you put a trailing slash on the end of either of them or both??? That page tells you not to, if you did. Might want to check that first.

  3. on_edge
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Let's see, here's an example:
    <a>/browse-shirts/emk/"><img class="centered" src="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/wp-content/shirts/emk/emk-browse.gif" /></a>

    This is where it goes:

    So it's inserting the extra "/" inside the path, not at the end.

  4. Chris_K
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Were you going to address Whoo's question?

    Any extra slash ANYWHERE in the two URL values?

  5. on_edge
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oh, sorry. Misunderstood. No trailing slash. That's the first thing I checked. It's just: http://www.mydomain.com

  6. Chris_K
    Posted 6 years ago #


    OK, for curiosity's sake, if you set Permalinks to Default, what happens?

  7. on_edge
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If I set permalinks to Default, I lose the page that contains the link I'm working on.

  8. Chris_K
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well you definitely lost me on that one. I have no clue what we're talking about anymore. :-)


    I was just looking at your example from earlier:

    <a>/browse-shirts/emk/"><img class="centered" src="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/wp-content/shirts/emk/emk-browse.gif" /></a>

    That URL is borked. No href on the anchor.

    <a href="/browse-shirts/emk/"><img class="centered" src="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/wp-content/shirts/emk/emk-browse.gif" /></a>

    Is "browse-shirts/emk" a WordPress Page or post? If so, that might need to be adjusted a bit.

  9. on_edge
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My earlier post got cut off for some reason. Anchor is: ><a>/browse-shirts/emk/">

    Both browse-shirts and emk are WP pages.

    Unfortunately, the site I'm working on was created by someone else. This particular section is a "shopping cart" of sorts. Product is t-shirts. The entire site was created from WP, which included a blog section, this shopping cart section and general info that you'd find in any brochure-ware site. The shopping cart section was created from a combination of WP pages and static HTML pages for the product detail pages.

    I'm in the process of recreating the site with static XHTML pages for the general info, contact form, etc., a real shopping cart for the cart section, and ultimately I'll probably try to preserve the content from the blog section.

    Long story short, I took a DB backup, moved the site to a new hosting company, upgraded WP from 1.5 to 2.51 and I'm now trying to use the existing shopping cart section so my client can continue sales while I build and enter data into the new shopping cart (I'd rather put my effort into the new cart, but that means it's down for the interim). I put WP in the root of the site as it was before, so paths would work.

    In the process of backing up, restoring, and upgrading the database, I think some code got twisted. The browse-shirts page ended up with:
    <a>/browse-shirts/cheese/"><img class="centered" src="http://www.mydomain.com/wp-content/<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/wp-content/shirts/cheese/cheese-browse.gif" alt="Cheese" /></a>

    This, of course duplicated the URL. I'm now trying to correct it.

    The physical directory hierarchy is: root/wp-content/shirts/emk

    browse-shirts is a WP page with links to emk and other sub-directories that represent various shirt designs and contain images for each design's various styles, colors, etc.

    So there is a WP page called emk and a physical directory called emk.

    I've probably confused you more at this point. I think I'm ready for a micro-brew at my favorite watering hole. But I'll check back in the AM to see if anyone had further thoughts. Appreciate it.

  10. on_edge
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That is: <a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/browse-shirts/emk/"> Forgot my backticks.

  11. Chris_K
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'll join you in that brew. Maybe that'll help get my head around it.

    In the meantime.. you mentioned you moved the site -- did you do that as detailed at Moving_WordPress?

  12. on_edge
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Not exactly...I had one obstacle that I had to work around. On the old server, the site had been built with WP 1.5. I'm in the process of building the new site on the new server, had some time while waiting for info from my client and decided to backup the old site. I did a successful DB backup via PHP MyAdmin. As an added safety measure, I thought I'd use WP-DB-Backup. I installed and activated the plugin and was presented with a message that said it wasn't compatible with 1.5 and remained deactivated. I may have clicked on the wrong thing at that point. The end result was the database connection was broken.

    I could no longer login to admin (which all the instructions I've seen say is necessary) or view the site. So, I thought that the process of upgrading (on the old server) might put things back in order. I had to "deactivate" plugins by deleting them, since I couldn't access admin. I copied all the upgrade files to the server and, it appeared, I was making progress, but still didn't have the DB connection.

    The old hosting company was VERY slow to respond to support questions (24 hours per question via email) and I got frustrated waiting. So I downloaded everything to my computer, uploaded to the new server, created a DB with a new name and imported from the DB backup into the new DB.

    Now I felt I was cookin' because I had control. And my hosting company is the best IMHO. So that's how I got where I am now. Much of the WP portion of the new site works. The shopping section, not so much.

  13. on_edge
    Posted 6 years ago #

    FYI -- this is the error I get when trying to login to admin on the old server:

    Error establishing a database connection
    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?

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