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    My web site is and currently the only two pages that display properly are my home page and my blog page. These also happen to be the only two pages that are in my custom menu, by the way, because my other pages are still under development in terms of their content and form. But almost all of my pages are “public” and “published,” just not linked to the home page.

    So I have all these other pages. They’re searchable. For instance, you can search for “fan” and find:

    FB Non-Fans
    Page for Facebook for people who are not yet fans. Continue reading

    But click that “Continue reading” link, and you’ll get:

    This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?
    It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching, or one of the links below, can help.

    In fact, typing in the address for the page ( yields the same result. In Chrome, FF, and IE. In fact, all of my pages are like that. They’re there, they’re searchable, but they won’t come up. They won’t even preview. It’s true for all of these pages, which are public and published:
    and half a dozen other pages.

    I’ve tried changing themes. I have disabled all of my plug-ins. I am using name-based permalinks.


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  • Try IIS7, PHP 5.2+ and a proper web.config file, which no one at GD will help with even though they agreed to full support of IIS7 4 years ago, apparently few in Arizona have a clue.

    Okay, that was Greek to me, but I’m googling those terms. It sounds like you’re telling me to alter the HTML of the web pages? If so, is that something I could do to the theme (or a child theme–eep!) or would it be a page-by-page fix? Or am I totally misunderstanding these ideas? (Could be!)

    And, also, it sounds like you think this is a GoDaddy problem and not a WordPress problem?? How could that be? Explain, please! THANK YOU!!!!

    It’s your problem…the hosting env is up to you.

    I’m at “PHP: A simple tutorial” at It reads (to me): “blah blah blah blah blah.” Any better “simple” tutorials anyone can suggest? I’ve got a Ph.D., but not in computer science. So I can learn what I don’t know. 🙂

    It’s your problem…the hosting env is up to you.

    No, no, I mean, who supplied the original web.config file(s) (if there were any) and to whom do I turn for help?

    You must create it

    Okay…anyone else have any suggestions?

    Thanks, SwansonPhotos, I’ll continue looking into this PHP business until I hear something else!

    None of our suggestions are related to your last comment here…

    Well, I finished another section, so “Knowledge Center” ( is on my custom menu now. But it doesn’t come up. So that isn’t the magic solution.

    I finally figured it out on my own. I disabled the name-based URLs and went to default addresses. Voila! Everything worked. No PHP programming required.



    i also got the same problem “this is somewhat embarrassing isn’t it “.can anyone solve this problem its urgent



    if any one have to solve this problem ,please mail me on this id [email address moderated – this forum does not provide support via email] and call me on [or by telephone]

    [No bumping. If it’s that urgent, consider hiring someone.]

    Since this forum is still open, I thought I would ask. I helped my friend set up a WP site. She is a real estate agent. The site is I can type into the url and find it, but I can’t find the page by googling her name. Also, the Home page has that annoying error message: “This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it…” This is just a simple 2011 theme. Can anyone suggest a fix for this? At first, I thought it just needed time to be searchable (for search engines to find the page). But it has been over a week, and the message is still there.


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