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[resolved] Installation OK but view post fails"requested page not found" (19 posts)

  1. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've just installed WordPress into a sub folder of my web site http://www.thinkgov.co.uk called blog.

    http://www.thinkgov.co.uk/blog/wp-admin works OK and I can create posts. Only one oddity - when editing content it sometimes appears as white on white in 'visual' tab, OK in 'HTML' tab

    View post fails "requested page not found" when accessing http://www.thinkgov.co.uk/blog

    Can anyone help please

    Pete

  2. Jumia
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This seems like a .htaccess issue, Check the file...

    Also you can goo to /blog/wp-admin/options-general.php scroll down and click save

    Do the same with /blog/wp-admin/options-permalink.php

    GL

  3. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the advice.

    I can't find the .htaccess file, where should I be looking?

    I've done as you suggest with the other two files but without any change.

    Any other thoughts?

    Pete

  4. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can't find the .htaccess file, where should I be looking?

    Make sure that your FTP client is set to view invisible files.

  5. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks James,

    I've forced view of hidden files, where should I expect to find it, search of files from WordPress didn't find it.

    I'm using basic Awardspace for hosting, could that be relevant?

    Pete

  6. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It should be in the same directory as the wp-load.php file.

  7. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry for the delay, I've been away for a few days.

    The wp-load-php file is in the sub directory "blog" withig the "thinkgov" directory. I cannot see the .htaccess file in that subdirectory.

    It seems odd that I can access http://www.thinkgov.co.uk/blog/wp-admin/ but can't access http://www.thinkgov.co.uk/blog/

    Can you help?

  8. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is there an index.php file in the /blog/ directory?

  9. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes there is an index.php file in the wp-admin folder

  10. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No, is there one in the /blog/ directory?

  11. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry for my delay in replying I've been tied up (not literally)

    No there isn't one in the blog directory, should there be?

  12. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When you save your permalinks, WordPress should provide instructions for manually creating or editing your .htaccess file. If you don't see any instructions, follow this guide:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Creating_and_editing_.28.htaccess.29

  13. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the instructions, I've created a .htaccess file with the content recommended in the blog directory. Unfortunately no change in the symptoms.

    Should I delete and re-install WordPress?

  14. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does it work when you use the Default permalink structure? You may need to remove the .htaccess file after saving.

  15. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using the default permalink structure (I'd decided to get the blog working before being too clever:-))and have now deleted the .htaccess file - no change.

  16. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using the default permalink structure (I'd decided to get the blog working before being too clever:-))and have now deleted the .htaccess file - no change.

  17. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Don't know what I was thinking a few replies ago when I went on the .htaccess angle. Sorry about that.

    Try downloading WordPress again and upload the main index.php file from the download to the same directory as the wp-load.php file.

  18. thinkgov
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks James,

    That's the problem solved, even if I don't know why. I'm looking forward to exploring the wonders of WordPress.

  19. James Huff
    Support Team Rep.
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You're welcome!

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