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[resolved] Permalink settings are not available in WordPress 3.0 (9 posts)

  1. Mariokluser
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello dear users,

    Because of a disaster with my host I just made a clean install of WordPress 3.0 and in one way or the other I managed to lay my hands on the database of my old blog but I'm not able to import the content.

    Now an idea came up: if I go to my rss-reader and copy and paste all my 340+ articles manually (a lot of work still) my content would be back.
    Therefor I need to setup the permalinks like they were on the old blog.
    But after visiting the permalink page in WP 3.0 I discover that this page is blank.

    I tried to find a solution on the forum and it's possible that I missed something but I'm already 36 hours busy figuring things out.

    Any help is very appreciated.

    Gosh, I'm tired.

    Kind regards,

  2. Mariokluser
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I forgot to mention that I don't have any plug-ins installed yet.

  3. Saeed Shahab
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Mario,
    When the page seems blank, it means either you have not copied that properly or it is corrupted. If you can do a reinstall of the core, it should help. If you have done reinstall already, and still find problems with permalink, you can perhaps post a screenshot or else here.

  4. Mariokluser
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did a clean install and now the only thing that's on the permalink page is this:

    "By default WordPress uses web URLs which have question marks and lots of numbers in them, however WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links. A number of tags are available, and here are some examples to get you started."

    Nothing further. No options.

    It's WP 2.9.2 at this time.

  5. Mariokluser
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just see on another domain I have that everything is just working fine.

    So it's most likely the configuration of my hosting account that crashed recently. As my provider denies any further communication about that I think this is the right moment to move it to another provider.

  6. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It could also be a sign of misconfigured PHP. Considering how you have been treated by this host in the past, I strongly recommend moving. They obviously don't know how to provide customer service.

  7. Mariokluser
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi MacManX,

    It seems that they find customers the most annoying part of the business. Today I move my new domain to A Small Orange and my problem domain will stop to exist.
    Still, it is very hard to loose work of 2,5 years.

  8. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You may still be able to import your old database, unless your old host completely hosed it. If that's the case, then I recommend that your inaugural blog post be a very scathing review of their "services."

  9. Mariokluser
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Since I posted my good bye video on my blog the staff members and customer care managers are sending me e-mails.
    In fact it was one arrogant staff member that screwed things up because he seemingly wasn't very motivated to work on sunday. I would say look for another job then.

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