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  • My WP and blog URL were:

    Stupidly, not a PHP expert, after upgrading to 2.3.1 I decided to move everything back to the root (, thinking this would switch my pages to rather than I also intended to make a static, non-WP homepage. Needless to say, I screwed things up, and ended up going back and re-installing my backup files from the day before, changing the site to how it was ( as both the WP URL & blog URL). When I updated permalinks, the .htaccess file never updated (even though dashboard said it had), so I couldn’t get any pages to load. It worked again when I manually changed it to:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    But now it won’t load (even though that’s the WP and blog directory). Just loads, and /blog/pages. I’m also getting ‘404 Not Found’ errors.

    PLEASE HELP. This stinks.

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  • update: in options>general, i tried pointing the blog address to just, thinking maybe that would help…suddenly i lost access to all pages, and still have 404 not found errors. i changed it back so both URLs are, but pages still wouldn’t load. i edited .htaccess in BOTH my root and my WP /blog directory to make sure they were plain text and not rich text, but that didn’t work. no pages load, still have 404 issues. ???

    last update: i deleted htaccess in the root ( and realized my /blog/index.php was empty — voila! fixing index.php made reappear. permalinks are ok. HOWEVER, i still have 404 issues (ex: = “NOT FOUND”. 404.php in my themes directory looks fine, though.
    what needs to be fixed?

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