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  • Resolved cmenke


    I have wordpress installed in it’s own directory and something seems to have changed since my recent installation. Initially, the link to the index page from the header worked fine but now it does not.

    To be short and sweet, this works:

    but the way the header forms the URL does not work:

    With IE this gets me a 404 error and in FF, the header, sidebar and footer show up but the content gets a 404 error. Any hints on what I messed up in the .htaccess file (maybe) or some other server configuration (it’s running on a linux server) or a fix for the address in the header file would be appreciated.

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  • remove index.php from the url.

    only use 🙂

    Thanks, I’ve actually already spent time looking at how to do that. That address, though, ( is where you are taken when you click on the header text and that link is created during the install. I looked for what file actually tells the header what the URL of the index page is but I haven’t been successful.

    but the way the header forms the URL does not work:

    Nor should it. ever.

    Options -> General what do you have for the two URI values?

    If you know where the code is in your theme files (like header.php or index.php) that makes the clickable image is, it would be nice to see the small snippet in question.

    In the “Options -> General” page, the URI shows without the forward slash like this:

    In the header.php file, I think this is what calls for the information to create the link address (but I’m not a programmer so I’m not sure. This is the default theme)

    <div id="header">
    <div id="headerimg">
    <h1><a href="<?php echo get_settings('home'); ?>/"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a></h1>
    <div class="description"><?php bloginfo('description'); ?></div>

    Remove index.php from those links in Options -> General and you should be fine. So just

    cool. thanks

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