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how to locate the url of my blog?

  • Hello all,

    I want to know what the url is to my blog. I am using the Semiologic Static Frontpage Plugin. Hence, if I input, http://www.mydomain.com/blog , it will take me to the front page.

    I want to create a link in the navigation that will link to my blog’s frontpage but unsure what the url would be. Thoughts?

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  • Kafkaesqui

    @kafkaesqui

    With WordPress you can use something like:

    <a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>">Home</a>

    More info on bloginfo():

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/bloginfo

    Well, the problem with this is that I once I implemented it, the url takes me back to my homepage and not to my blog. As I mentioned, I am using the Semiologic Frontpage Static Plugin and that is what is preventing the blog url to show up.

    Of course, I can disable the plugin, but then my blog would show up on the homepage and I don’t want that as I want just a normal homepage. Is there a way to get around this?

    Thanks.

    If you don’t want your blog as your homepage why did you install WP in the root directory? When you don’t want it as the main page it should be installed in a subdir.

    Honestly, I didn’t know that when I installed this. Having said that, if I installed WP into a subdir, then my homepage would no longer be the top level domain, would it? ie; http://www.mydomain.com

    It would be like http://www.mydomain.com/subdir and then the blog url would
    http://www.mydomain.com/subdir/blog . Right?

    So I guess there is no way to reach both goals– have the blog url and then have a top level domain for my homepage?

    No. I mean it depends what you mean by homepage… a non-WP whatever index file? That would be at example.com.
    If WP is installed in a directory called “moshu” – your blog would be at
    example.com/moshu
    If you install WP in a subdir called “blog” > example.com/blog

    >>>No. I mean it depends what you mean by homepage… a non-WP whatever index file? That would be at example.com.

    No- my entire website is based out of WP, including the homepage.

    Ah, now I got it… well, if that plugin is using the “home.php” mechanism built in WP (see Template Hierarchy in Codex) then you can not have both.

    Also, see http://www.semiologic.com/software/static-front/
    FAQ, the 2nd question.

    >>>Ah, now I got it… well, if that plugin is using the “home.php” mechanism built in WP (see Template Hierarchy in Codex) then you can not have both.

    Wow. I’m surprised. Considering all the wonderful things that WP can do 🙁

    I installed the opt-in plugin but still no go. I’ll have to post on their community forum to see what the issue is.

    Having said that, I guess another option to get around this is to have WP installed twice. Once for the website and then another for the /blog domain. I’d prefer not to do that but a blogger has to do what a blogger has to do….

    I was posting to the Semiologic community forum, but still had issues with their plugin.

    So I sat there and thought about it for a while.

    And when I sit there and think about it, there is one way to get around this w/o using the opt-in plugin because you have to admit that it’s kinda wierd to categorize every entry under “blog.” Just wierd.

    I was thinking of creating a link from the homepage and point it to something like this; /blog/2006 . Like this;
    http://mydomain.com/blog/2006 . Whereby 2006 is the yearly archive.

    In effect, visitors would be looking at the entries for the current year which pretty much replicates what most of us see when we visit a blog- the most recent entries which are all for the given year.

    I thought this might help those who would have future issues.

    Inspired2Write

    @inspired2write

    Hi Sachi21,

    I relate to what you are talking about. Don’t feel dumb, I did the same thing – I installed WordPress in my root directory as well and in that I didn’t have the tech experience, WordPress experience, or hindsight to do otherwise, I found myself in the same boat as yourself with wanting a unique styled homepage rather than my WordPress blog as the homepage. Although I haven’t tried it, here is another possible option to resolve this issue:

    http://www.ilfilosofo.com/blog/home-page-control

    I had an experienced WordPress user refer me in that direction, but as I mentioned above I haven’t taken the time to give it a try. If you decide to use it then let me know. I have another project to finish up before tackling that one. I hope that may be of help to your dilemma!

    And you can actually do this without a plugin at all, by installing wp in a subfolder, then setting up your actual home page using <?php require('path-to-wordpress-install/wp-blog-header.php') ?> at the very top of the index.php file (before the doctype even).

    Inspired2Write

    @inspired2write

    Hi,

    Problem is though from what Sachi21 has explained, WordPress was already installed in their root directory. If the person already has posts and pages created, uninstalling WordPress from the root directory and re-installing it in a subfolder – wouldn’t that cause all the existing posts and pages to become dead pages online since they would then be assigned new permalinks?

    The Pages and posts would not become dead – only the old links!

    >>>I relate to what you are talking about. Don’t feel dumb,

    Nah, I don’t feel dumb 🙂 Just a bit irked at this moment. I forgot all about Filofso plugin until you mentioned it. I installed it. It works just like the Semiologic plugin works so that was fine.

    I tried to customize my permalinks by prepending, “/blog/” to the permalink structure. I had to manually update my .htaccess file for whatever reason with the following code;
    ——————
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /blog/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /blog/index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    —————

    but now, I get a 500 internal server error for any page but the homepage.

    >>>The Pages and posts would not become dead – only the old links!

    Confused. when you say old links, aren’t you referring to the old posts?

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