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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    otuatail

    (@otuatail)

    I have tried this. setting Custom structure to
    http:/www.des-otoole.co.uk/WP/
    it insists on adding a forward slash at the start as in
    /http:/www.des-otoole.co.uk/WP/
    Also it creates a different folder for each page as in

    http:/www.des-otoole.co.uk/WP/Abutus/
    http:/www.des-otoole.co.uk/WP/Events
    http:/www.des-otoole.co.uk/WP//news

    I don’t want this. I want it to ask me for the name of the new page
    Events.php

    I don’t know what Category base does but I typed the same info into this as well to see if that made any difference.
    I can’t create Events.php it isn’t allowed.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    You need to read Using_Permalinks properly.

    otuatail

    (@otuatail)

    I have tried this
    Custom Structure = %postname%
    I add a new page Events7.php
    Edit the permalink underneith to the same
    It then converts it to
    Permalink: http://www.des-otoole.co.uk/WP/events7-php
    with a dash instead of a dot
    I up load this and I can see it.
    But where is it? if I look at my FTP there is no events7.php or events7-php. I need a .php file

    What if I want to manualy edit this as I have been told on this forum I might have to do?

    Roy

    (@gangleri)

    You’re mixing up things.
    You have ‘physical’ files on your server, for example theme files. In the folder wp-content/themes/yourtheme you might find an index.php, archive.php, comments.php, etc.

    When you create a post or page in WP, you’re not creating a physical file, but an entry in the database, that’s the whole idea of having a database-based website. The files are only there to get information out of the database and display it accordingly.

    otuatail

    (@otuatail)

    When you create a post or page in WP, you’re not creating a physical file, but an entry in the database
    ————————————-
    That is correct if I want to create a www2 type website like facebook. It seems that wordpress was only intended for a single page blog.
    It is advertised as also a fully functional content management system.

    I would have expected to have individual files and a database full of content to put into these pages.

    I have the following
    http://www.des-otoole.co.uk/WP/events5-php

    but even though this URL works there is no events5-php on the site
    under
    /htdocs/WP/events5-php

    How is this found. I should get a page not found message.

    Samuel B

    (@samboll)

    but even though this URL works there is no events5-php on the site
    under
    /htdocs/WP/events5-php

    as already explained – when you create a post or page or comment, etc., the entry is stored in the mysql database and is then assembled by the browser on the fly when called. There is no file created at all.
    In conjunction with the permalink is how the file is displayed. The reason for the weird url is because you named the page with the php extension – don’t do that if you don’t want a url like that. You can edit the permalink by editing the page in the dashboard and looking right above the editor for the permalink edit.

    WordPress is used as a CMS by huge websites – just google wordpress and cms.

    I would have expected to have individual files and a database full of content to put into these pages.

    Why would you expect a database full of content? What content should be there? It’s up to you to put the content in your website.

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