[resolved] (new-first) Post Page on Static Site Redirects to Home or Not Found (5 posts)

  1. jimii
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This and most of my site projects are in twenty ten all static to date. Today I tried to set up a post/blog page within one of the static sites but it redirects to home from "preview changes" or provides a 'not found' from the direct url. If I disengage the post-selection (from menu/appearance/customize or settings/reading), the page is fine - its when in post format it misdirects.

    Trying to solve it by viewing others with similar issues -
    - I've reset and returned permalink settings,
    - I've tried setting post from both customize and settings areas
    - I've checked to see if the custom menu was an issue - note below
    - I've looked in htaccess and config.php
    - I disabled all plugins

    (have sites on different hosts - same problem on 2 that I checked)

    This leads me to believe I have edited something incorrectly within my child themes or I have made a fundamental set-up error that I am repeating along the way.

    Is there an area that I am best to focus on for resolving this?

    (Custom Menu: Not to confuse matters, but when I look in the custom menu selection list (but not active), there are 2 home page options - I wonder if one from the initial template setup - that was meant for the sample posts...).

    Any guidance / help able to provide is greatly appreciated. jimii

  2. jimii
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Digging further on this - I believe the home page might have been set-up on the index or page.php template (intended for posts) thus the problem described above with posts 301 redirecting to home....(checked on webmaster tools)

    To solve this I've tried creating a custom page template per codex, but then the home page has no formatting or style? Can anyone add any guidance on this? Does this make sense?

  3. jimii
    Posted 2 years ago #

    can someone please help... I'm not sure how to fix this.
    Briefly restating it seems the home page is on the home.php page so when I try to now implement a blog / post page it just redirects to home. (that's its template it seems)
    I've tried creating a custom page template for the public home page but it loses all existing formatting on the home.(either I'm way off or close... I don't know.)

    Any guidance would be appreciated. thank you.

    This is a temp link-redirect to the site:

    the blog/post page is just /blog that doesn't find anything...

  4. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    did you follow the instructions in http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page

    how many published posts do you have?

  5. jimii
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Alchymyth, Thank you for commenting on this...

    I did use the information on codex- and when I selected that as Home template page - the home was zero formatting straight down the left page - no formatting at all for headers masthead or anything.

    In creating the custom home / static template I copied the page.php from 20-10 into a new file - renamed it and loaded it into my twentyten child. I can ftp it back in if that would help to see what it does....

    I don't have any posts just reloading content into new WP design from old non-WP. The main 'post' page wouldn't show - it just redirected home or 'page not found'... I also loaded a post, thinking if it was empty it wouldn't show anything... [Except now as I write you and DOUBLE CHECK all this the blog page is posting / showing - just fine] : ) (before I post here I spend many hours trying to solve issues myself - so this is very embarrassing)

    Does this mean I don't need to do a custom template format for the home page - or I should still do one and figure out the formatting issue?

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