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  • I had my site located at I created a static front page and a blog page for posts it worked fine (version 2.7).

    I then moved the entire WP blog directory to the root directory Now I can not access the blog page. All other pages work fine.

    I’ve searched all over and can’t seem to find anything that works. I’m desperate — please help!

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  • I think I finally solved this. I made a permalink to the blog page at Now the blog page and all static pages work in WordPress 2.7.1.

    I think the situation I had is quite common. I had a web site at with a directory that contained the WordPress installation. I then decided to put the entire web site in WordPress to use it like a CMS at

    Here were my steps (this site is using WP in Dutch, so I hope I got it right for English):

    – I used the documentation at to move the blog to the root directory

    – Using Administration > Pages > Create New, I created:

    — a “Hoofdpagina” (“Home” in English) page with a permalink
    — a “Blog” page with a permalink

    — Both pages use the default “kubrik” page template without modifications.

    – Using Administration > Settings > Reading. I selected:
    — Front page displays
    — A static page (select below)
    — Front page: Hoofpagina
    — Posts page: Blog

    – In my menus I linked:
    — Hoofdpagina (“Home” in English) to <a href="/index.php" title="Hoofdpagina">Hoofdpagina</a>
    — Blog to <a href="/index/" title="Blog">Blog</a>


    – I don’t like the following in browsers, but can live with it:
    — The blog is shown as
    — The Hoofdpagina (Home) is shown as

    – Some older posts on this forum talk about modifying templates, but I did not get this working and it should not need to be done in WP 2.7.

    – I found it useful to use the “kubrik” default theme to get this working before dealing with other template issues.

    – I have no idea if this had anything to do with moving my WordPress installation to to

    – I had to fix all image paths, but that had to do with moving the blog, rather than the problem with the static front page.

    – I happen to be using Spry menu’s, but this should not matter.

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