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Problem With Comments on My Blog (31 posts)

  1. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello again everyone,

    One of my viewers just emailed to let me know that he was unable to leave a comment on my blog. I tried clicking on the comment line and keep getting the following error message:

    404 Not Found
    The Requested URL Was Not Found on This Server
    Apache Server at theurbangrindblog.com

    So if anyone knows how to fix this, I'm all ears.

    Thank you very much!
    Lisa

  2. Avenir
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    A link would be helpful so we could investigate further.

  3. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://theurbangrindblog.com

    You've set up a custom permalink structure, but do you have a .htaccess file set up for it, as well? Look at the information on setting up custom permalinks:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

  4. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This all started when I tried adding Permalinks. I got an error message saying I should update my .htaccess. I realize that's a hidden file, and I have not been able to open it with my Cute FTP client. I don't see any option of "hidden files." So if anyone can let me know how to access my .htaccess file, that would be great.

    Thanks.

  5. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Provided this in reply to another thread of yours:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions#Unhide_the_hidden_files

  6. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, but when I click "View" from the top let of my FTP client, there is no option for showing hidden files, and for that matter, that option doesn't show when I try clicking anything else. I use Cute FTP. I tried going into my site manger, but I don't see anything there for advanced options.

  7. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  8. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry. Maybe I'm just thick. I checked out the link you just sent me. But what I still don't understand is which file I'm supposed to do the whole CHMOD routine on in order for my .htaccess file to become unhidden. I also tried doing the filter option specified in the tutorial, but it's not working.

  9. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You don't need to do the CHMOD part yet. That was just a guide as to how you can CHMOD or show hidden files. I don't use cuteftp but if that section on showing the hidden files doesn't work, then you'll prolly have to search the cuteftp help files. Or you could just go and download filezilla, which is free.

  10. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lawtai, I already have filezilla, but I was having trouble connecting with that program, so instead, I went with the Cute FTP. In terms of cuteftp help, I tried doing what the help file suggested, but nothing happened. Is it possible to switch FTP servers without having to reinstall WordPress again? Thanks.

  11. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually, I still have filezilla, and I was able to access my WordPress program. But nothing happened when I clicked on "show hidden files" Where would the hidden files show up?

    Thanks again.
    Lisa

  12. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I believe you'll first need to create a .htaccess file. You can do this by saving a blank notepad file as .htaccess. You'll next need to upload it to your root directory of wordpress. Then you'll need to show hidden files in order to see it, and then CHMOD the .htaccess to atleast 666 in order for WP to write to it.

  13. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks. Is the root directory the same thing as the default directory given by my hosting provider?

  14. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    root directory as in where you have WP installed. So if WP is instealled in a folder /wordpress, then put your .htacces in there. The link that Kafkaesqui posted earlier tells you how to go about doing this.

  15. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    For me, my default directory is httpdocs. That's where I have wp-admin, wp-contents, wp-images, wp-includes, index.php, wp.php, etc. Does that sound right to you.

    Thanks again,
    Lisa

  16. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yea, put your .htaccess file in there.

  17. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok. Here goes.

  18. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok. I created a blank file in Notepad and saved it as .htaccess. When I went to upload it via Filezilla, it wouldn't let me drill down as far as the actual file name. What got uploaded as file called Notepad.lnk. Does that sound right to you?

    Thanks again.
    Lisa

  19. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    wait sorry. Forget I wrote that. Now I think I know what I did. Thanks.

  20. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    haha no, you should actually be uploading .htaccess. sometimes notepad doenst' let you save as just .htaccess. so you can save it as "a.htaccess" without the ",and then rename it after you upload it.

  21. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok. Now I uploaded my .htaccess note pad to the server via filezilla.

  22. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Now what happens? Thanks again.

  23. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Now that I uploaded that blank .htaccess notepad file via Filezilla, I can still see it in my root directory. Do I need to make it hidden, then unhide then do the CHMOD thing?

    Thanks.

  24. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It got uploaded as a .txt file. Is that ok?

    Lisa

  25. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    follow the directions in the link posted by Kafkaesqui

    you don't need to unhide it and hide it. the whole idea is that you have it set to view hidden files, hence why you can see the .htaccess file after you upload it. just chmod it to 666, then go update your permalinks again in wp.

  26. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    no, it should be .htaccess nothing more, nothing less.

  27. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok. I just did the CHMOD thing, and then tried to updgrade my permalinks. It said I should update my .htaccess file. Then on the bottom of the page they gave me mod-rewrite rules (a bunch of code) to put into my .htaccess file. I take it if I just copy and past that code into my .htaccess file, I'm good to go?

    Thanks,
    Lisa

  28. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    if everything works correctly, wordpress will write the file itself. try chmodding to 777.

  29. lisar915
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, I tried upgrading my permalinks, then got this code at the bottom of the page, and the screen said to copy and paste it into the .htaccess file. So I did that, and uploaded the revised file via Filezilla, and still I'm getting the same message -- "You should update your .htaccess file now."

    So what do I need to do now.

    Thanks.
    Lisa

  30. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Not sure what else to tell you. Go over your steps again, and read that link and follow what it says.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

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