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    I upgraded to WP 3.0 yesterday and ever since my home page is pointing to a page instead of my URL. Please help. I’ve only been with WP for three months and I have no idea what to do at this point. Can I downgrade back the older version? How do I redirect the homepage to the proper url?



    By the way, I deactivated all the plug-ins with no effect. Also tried deleting page the home page was pointing to, and the home page just redirected to another page.

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  • Try switching to the default (twentyten) theme?

    Yes, with no improvement.

    what have you set on your settings > reading page?

    The reading page is set for the latest posts and not a static page. Also, in General under settings, it is set to the proper url.

    Might see what’s in your index.php in the web-root folder. If necessary, post the contents of that file in a pastebin and report the link back here.

    I just figured it out. I missed the redirection plug-in. After I deactivated it the home page worked. But what do I do with the plug-in now? I need it to redirect my feed from my old Blogger blog.

    We can probably help you do that with .htaccess instead 🙂

    What was the redirection doing? That is what URL was it fixing?

    I was redirecting /feeds/posts/default (my blogger feed) to my feedburner feed.

    Put this in your .htaccess, above the WordPress rules, and it will redirect ALL your feeds to FeedBurner, no plugins needed 🙂

    # redirect all wordpress feeds to feedburner
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}      ^/?(feed.*|rss.*|comments.*)  [NC]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !^.*(FeedBurner|FeedValidator) [NC]
    RewriteRule ^feed/?.*$  [L,NC,R=302]
    RewriteRule ^feeds/?.*$  [L,NC,R=302]
    RewriteRule ^rss/?.*$   [L,NC,R=302]
    RewriteRule ^wp-rss2.php    [L,NC,R=302]

    I use this and it’s made for the happy 🙂



    You can still use the redirection plugin – re-activate it then check through the redirections the plugin created when you changed post and page URLs. The place to look is under Redirection>Groups>Modified Posts. Delete all redirections that show as a forward slash (/) only.

    That fixed it for me, anyway.

    You’ll fined the same issue might recur whenever you change a post URL.

    So if I use this I should delete my feedburner feedsmith plugin?

    So for sounding stupid, I’m new to WP and all this redirecting gets confusing.

    Thanks for your help.



    You could also use the FD Feedburner plugin to redirect your feeds.

    So if I use this I should delete my feedburner feedsmith plugin?

    If you use the .htaccess rules I provided, you don’t need the feedsmith plugin 🙂

    Thank you both so much.

    Since I’m lazy, I used the simple solution which was deleting the / redirects and it worked.

    However, I have copied the code you gave me ipstenu and will use it if the other option stops working.

    You guys have been great!



    You’re welcome 🙂

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