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  • When I set up my WordPress from the installtion Yahoo has through their Web Hosting plan, I activated WordPress by making my blog my home page, which created an index.php page that was redirecting to the subfolder that the blog was installed to.
    After activating, the redirect worked, and my blog is coming up when I go to my domain.tld.
    When I arrive at my site however, the images are not appearing on the home page.
    When i move to a post or go to the actual subfolder that I installed my blog into, the images display fine however. It does not seem like it is reading the images when the index.php redirects to the home page of my blog. Is there a setting or something I need to check to get the images to load, or has anyone else activated WordPress through Yahoo, with the blog as your homepage, and had the same issue?

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  • esmi

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    Site url?

    Sorry. It’s askgogo.com. When you go there, you’ll see images missing. Then if you click on the logo, you’ll be sent to askgogo.com/miami, where the site is properly displayed.

    To see the site: username: gogo1 then 1gogo1.

    esmi

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    It’s a site url issue. See Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    Hmmm… I don’t have access to my .htaccess file. Will that be a problem?

    (Rule number 7) Copy the index.php and .htaccess files from the WordPress directory into the root directory of your site (Blog address). The .htaccess file is invisible, so you may have to set your FTP client to show hidden files. If you are not using pretty permalinks, then you may not have a .htaccess file. )

    Ok. For some reason, I’m not able to delete /Miami from the blog address URL field. I know, I know. I get the warning prompt, and I press ok. But I still can’t make any changes in that field.

    Any ideas?

    esmi

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    Are you using custom permalinks?

    Ok. I switched over to Safari, and for some reason, I was able to delete /miami. Now, my index “askgogo.com” page is working, YAY!… BUT nothing else is.

    How do I fix this?

    I updated permalinks to reflect: http://www.askgogo.com/miami/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ . The permalinks were originally set to day and name. I switched to reflect the newfolder/day/name. (However, I’d prefer just newfolder/name. That’s beside the point right now.)

    All I get is “Sorry. The page you are looking for does not exist”

    I did notice that a folder called “phpmyadmin” dropped into my yahoo file manager. Is this the folder that needs to be copied into my .htaccess file? The file I don’t have access to? (see rule 11) If so, is there a way for me to create a work-around?

    FYI: Thanks for your help.

    esmi

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    Is this the folder that needs to be copied into my .htaccess file?

    No. And unless you can get access to your .htaccess file, you won’t be able to use the approach outlined in Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory. Have you asked Yahoo about this file?

    I don’t think Yahoo allows a .htaccess file.

    Micael H is correct. Yahoo doesn’t allow access me to see my .htaccess.

    Is there another way to do this wihtout having the ability to alter .htaccess?

    I didn’t get any prompt telling me what I should paste into the .htacess area. Does that mean WordPress did it automatically?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

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    I don’t think Yahoo allows a .htaccess file.

    Ah – didn’t realise that. I haven’t come across any way to set pretty permalinks on non-IIS server without it.

    Hi askgogo, I’m making a website for a client and am having the same problem with Yahoo. I notice you got your permalinks to work – how did you do that without access to .htaccess? Or did you switch hosts? Thanks!

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