HELP with Links and .htaccess (4 posts)

  1. Gr1f
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi all,
    OK my head is officially wrecked!! :-)
    I have had to move a previously working site that's based on WP and update it.

    However, I have some issues with links.

    I was planning on using .htaccess to redirect to a splashscreen on entry. However, if i specify a page in .htaccess any php link (i.e. ?p=123, or ?page=123) goes to the page specified in the .htaccess file.

    I found what i thought was a workaround by adding "index/php" to the link so
    "index.php?p=123" etc. this worked for static links but obviously not for generated links as "?p=123" would go to whatever page was specified in .htaccess

    I'm also having issues is links are clicked in a WP page, a link to something like "?p=37" in a page http://www.mydomain.com/article.php will simply place http://www.mydomain.com/article.php?p=37 in the address bar but do nothing.

    I hope i'm being clear.
    I really need help on this as soon as possible.

    Thanks in advance

  2. Gr1f
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OK, i removed the .htaccess file and reset permalinks. If i tried a permalink with anyting but default number format The page would load but it would load totally unstyled and throw up a couple of errors.

    I reset all manual links linking to "?p=123" to "www.mydomain.com/?p=107" this works now and any generated links within those pages seem to work also.

    My problem now is back to redirecting to the splash page on site load. :-(

  3. Gr1f
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OK, finally got around it. Must be something configured incorrectly still though, so any advice appreciated.

    Here's what I did.

      deleted .htaccess file.
      changed Navigation to WP pages to full http://www.mydoamin.com/?page_ID=xx.
      Created new 'splash template' without header and footer as i didn't want nav available.
      Created new Page in WP inserting code for swf file.
      Set this page to Static front page in WP settings.

    All works now finally. Although no permalinks.

  4. djpushplay
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I created a splash screen plugin which might do the trick for you.


    You can change the template so that it does not have the header and footer but you have to replace it with HTML. Hope that helps.

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