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  • Resolved redwoodcfr

    (@redwoodcfr)


    My posts are creating fine, and they appear on the index page, but when I click any of the links on the page I see a 404. I don’t think it’s a problem with the wordpress directory – while I did change the default to “/files”, I followed the directions carefully, and also added “/files” to the front of the permalink structure.

    It seems like the files – archives, categories, etc. – simply aren’t being created and/or uploaded. I don’t see them in the files directory, the root directory, or anywhere. For example, if I edit the About page I’ve created, I’ll see the text there in WordPress, but if I click ‘view’ I see a 404, and I can’t find the page anywhere in the file structure.

    I’m using 2.0.2 (that’s the most recent I can get with yahoo hosting). Blog address is politicalrelief.com. Theme is Ocadia 1.1.
    Thanks!

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  • 1. Mandatory reading: Using_Permalinks

    2. Search for topics with your host… on Y! nothing is like on any normal server.

    I’ll check out the Permalinks help file again. Looks like I may need to create .htaccess file.

    Also just realized it’s not actually a 404 page I’m getting but a 500 Internal Error page.

    cheers

    Well, the some of the help pages soon got more complicated than I could understand, I re-installed wordpress, this time not changing any defaults, and everything seems to be working again-

    HOWEVER, there is still something odd. I cannot see or access the files (posts, archives, pages, etc.) either through FTP or my host’s control panel. They clearly exist, because I can access them through a browser, but why aren’t they visible like the other directories?

    I cannot see or access the files (posts, archives, pages, etc.) either through FTP or …

    No, they don’t exist. There are no such files.
    All the data is in the… database!

    Ok, I have to learn more about PHP! Looks like all is good then, Thanks!

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