I’ve really messed up and I just don’t know where to begin trying to fix this problem.
After creating my site, http://www.thericepost.com, a couple of weeks ago, using the Oxygen theme, I wanted to experiment with some different themes.
I cloned my thericepost folder on my server at Bluehost and played around there with the different themes. I could get to see it online at judyandmartin.com/trp.old. trp.old was what I named the experimental folder. Everything seemed to work ok, that is, I could experiment with trp.old and look at it online while, at the same time, I could make new posts at thericepost.com.
Then I noticed two problems: first, for people who subscribed to email updates to new posts, the link that was in the email notification went to trp.old instead of to thericepost. That is, the short link at the foot of the email notification, not the link that was in the post’s title, which was accurate.
In addition, the SEO plugin that lets me send a tweet from the new post page in WP was also generating a link that led to trp.old. Of course these links — in the tweet and in the email, led to an error online because the links’ target was not on trp.old but on thericepost.com.
So I simply deleted the entire trp.old folder from my server. I figured I could experiment some way later.
Now, however, the email notifications and the tweets are still generating links that try to go to trp.old. Of course if you go to these you get a 404 error. I can deal with the tweets by simply editing the link before I send it — it’s a pain but it works. I can’t do anything about the bad link generated in the email notification.
Can anyone tell me what’s going on and, more importantly, what I can do to fix this?