[resolved] Non-blog start page breaks Page links (4 posts)

  1. biodrama
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is a repost. My first post was in "How-to and Troubleshooting" & got no response. I think this section is more appropriate, so I'll try again:

    I installed WordPress in a sub-directory (a folder called "blog") and have a home or start page in the main site directory. I want to use the that page, "index.html," for the main website address. I found the place in the Admin-->Options panel where it says "If you want your blog homepage to be different than the directory you installed WordPress in, enter that address here." I did so, but choosing that option immediately broke all my page links within the blog, generating 404 errors.

    The Theme is the Framefake Theme by Northern Web Coders, with the graphics swapped out & only slight mods to the CSS. I clearly don't know enough about this yet to stay out of trouble. Can somebody clear this up for me?

    Site is here: <http://www.biodrama.org> It's not really a blog. I am trying to use WordPress for a Content Management System. Learning as I go.

  2. jaseone
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Seeing how your home page is at a level above your WordPress install I think you are going to have to edit your theme so have a read through:


    Then what you want to do is edit the link in your header to point to /index.html (note the slash at the beginning).

  3. biodrama
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, I was wondering about this possibility. That would accomplish what I want! Now to see if I can figure out how to edit my header...

  4. biodrama
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Success! I had opened that file, header.php, before, but got cold feet looking at the unfamiliar code. Thanks to your clue, I was able to proceed.

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