Post Links not working and no .htaccess file (10 posts)

  1. retrotshirtsuk
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi - first post from a WordPress newbie.

    I have installed WordPress and posted a couple of posts, but noe of the internal links work - they just go to "Page Cannot Be Displayed" error pages.

    I have looked through the various forums, and most seem to refer to me to the .htaccess file - which I didn't appear to have, so created one, then re-saved my Permalink structure again, back to:


    The re-naming of the URLs seem to work, but the pages they direct to aren't being created.

    My site is http://www.retrotshirtsuk.com - try clicking on any of the category pages - if you hover, you will see that the re-name has happened OK.

    Please can someone point me in the right direction.

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Here is the news you all ready know, http://validator.w3.org/checklink?check=Check&hide_type=all&summary=on&uri=http%3a%2f%2fwww.retrotshirtsuk.com%2f

    Is your htaccess in the root directory?

  3. retrotshirtsuk
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks - kmessinger

    Yes, it's in the root, with the following code:

    Options +FollowSymlinks
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    ErrorDocument 404 /index.php?error=404
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress
  4. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I think there should be a ? after error=404. Like this error=404?

    But, I don't know much about this. My htaccess does not have that line and all works fine. I also do not have this, Options +FollowSymlinks.

    Also, your links should be full path links.

  5. retrotshirtsuk
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK, so the plot thickens......

    As we know, this page, doesn't work:


    However, if you hack the URL and add in "index.php" in the URL string - it does work - example:


    However, I don't want the latter to work, I want the former to work - ie without the index.php in the URL string.

    Does this help with getting to the bottom of this?

    Thanks again.

  6. Samuel B
    Posted 6 years ago #

    well...you are on a windows server so your permalink choices are limited

    do you have to have windows?
    linux is faster and more easily configureable - permalinks being just one example

  7. retrotshirtsuk
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thanks - samboll

    It's the hosting site I've had this domain on for an age - and have a whole bunch of other stuff there.

    I know Windows isn't the be-all and end-all, but surely I can't be the only person on Windows with WordPress who doesn't want index.php in their URLs?

    Is there an .htaccess hack I can use to resolve.

    Thanks for your time.

  8. Samuel B
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I understand, but since you don't own the server, it would be hard to configure. You don't say what flavor windows. Maybe someone with that specific one can help.

  9. retrotshirtsuk
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So, just to let you know, I had to shift over from Windows to Linux. Seemed a little extreme, but, hey, it worked.

    Thanks for all those that input.

  10. stevec828
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey guys, i too am using a windows server since i have other sites that are .net. And i too am experiencing the /index.php/ path issue. Have you or anyone else found a work around? Thanks!

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