I know virtually nothing about setting up websites and have been teaching myself. However, I am at a complete loss after hours of trying various tricks.
I created my site today; I had five pages (Home, Shop, Blog, About, Contact, with those slug names). All were to be post-less pages excepting the Blog page.
My original problem began when I could not see my blog post on the Blog page - I had made a "Test" post, "Test Post" as the title, "Test test" as the content. I had created a static page for the Home/front page, and the posts page for the Blog page.
(Meanwhile, I do not know if this helps: I installed the theme "Photolistic" for now, I intend on changing it if I ever recover my site.)
I tried numerous different things to get the posts to appear. Playing with permalinks, coding, the above static page in Readings, etc. Then I found this article:
So I thought I'd try that. I changed the WordPress address to http://www.goldenkin.com/blog and left the Site address as http://www.goldenkin.com. Per step 5, I did not worry about the error message that was supposed to show up, which it did.
It is step 6 that is throwing me off - not only do I have no clue as to what the "core files" are, but I have no idea how to move them to the "new location" (which I assume is http://www.goldenkin.com/blog?).
Truth be told, I'm not really even all that clear on what an index.php is, which I am sure is relevant to my problem[s].
And now I'm stuck without being able to log back in and revert everything to before I started this. http://www.goldenkin.com now looks like some Geocities site à la 1996.
Help help help! And please explain without a lot of coding jargon, as I really will have no idea what you are talking about...