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HELP! Can't go to my blog posts (25 posts)

  1. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Hi,
    I just installed wordpress MU today and I got this error when I went to my first blog post.

    The requested URL /blogs/blog/2007/07/29/testing/ was not found on this server.

    Please help.

    Also in the installation today I put 'kerazy.com' as the server address, however kerazy.com/blogs is where the Wordpress files are.

  2. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Gotta admit that a reinstall would be best. Sounds like your .htaccess file didn't get populated during the install (it should look like what's in your htaccess.dist file) and you have to correct the URL anyway as you mention.

    You could go through all of the tables and manually correct lines but it's probably easier to do the reinstall.

    You may also want to consider putting the files within the root of the domain instead of a subdirectory as noted in the install instructions.

  3. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply.
    However when I re-install wordpress MU, I wish to do it in a sub-directory because I want to have my own homepage, and not the blog to be the homepage.
    So what should I do?
    Also in the install should I put keraxy.com/blogs for the server address instead of kerazy.com if i am to install into the subdirectory 'blogs'.

  4. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Well if it's just the home page and nothing else in the root of the domain that you need in there, you can still put wpmu within the root of the domain. For the main blog, mu looks at wp-content/themes/home/home.php as the index page for the domain. You can modify that to be the homepage and still have mu within root.

    If you have other pages that you need in there, I'd go for the subdirectory install as you have it.

    As to the server address question, yes, you need to put the '/blogs' subdirectory in there as well The software should actually be detecting it though.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

  5. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I get a 500 internal server error when I change the htaccess.dist file into a .htaccess file.
    Whys that?
    Also quick note before I install...
    The actual path for my website is kerazy.com/var/www/html/blogs
    Do I need to include the extra '/var/www/html' or not?

  6. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    "I get a 500 internal server error when I change the htaccess.dist file into a .htaccess file"

    Please tell me where in the directions it tells you to do that?

    Nowhere.

    Please read the directions, and follow them without assumptions.

  7. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Oh...Point taken...
    However Dr.Mike said the .htaccess file needed to be populated etc...
    So doesn't this mean I need to turn it into a .htaccess file.

  8. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Since I can't edit my above post...
    I'll just do another one :P
    Basically in the server address I typed in kerazy.com/blogs
    When I finished installing It wouldn't load the page.
    It tried taking me to kerazy.com/blogs/blogs/etc...
    What should I do...

    PS: I read the subdomains are virtual...
    Because I'd rather have Wordpress MU give my users a sub-domain (but the problem is I am only allowed 25 sub-domains) So if the sub-domains are virtual does this mean that my restriction wont be a problem??

  9. ekusteve
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    dgf...it looks like you are trying to install mu in a sub-directory. It's recommended that you install mu in the root of your site for it to work properly. Have you tried installing in the root?...which is basically moving everything from your current "blogs" directory to the root.

    Steve

  10. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    lol...yh
    I could try installing in the root but as before mentioned that is a last resort.
    I would really like to install it into a sub-directory.
    Thanks,

    PS: I've been searching the forums and it seems alot of people have problem with installing into a sub-directory.
    Is this a bug?

  11. ekusteve
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    PS: I've been searching the forums and it seems alot of people have problem with installing into a sub-directory.
    Is this a bug?

    I wouldn't call it a bug, mu just isn't designed to run in a subdirectory...it's intended to be run in the root directory.

    Steve

  12. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    UPDATE:
    I installed it again into a sub-directory, and it seems to be working fine.
    However, I need to confirm this. Does an install into a sub-directory work?

  13. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Sorry bout the double post...
    On the front page 'Kerazy.com/blogs' there is no updated news. However I can now see my posts?
    Is this supposed to happen.

  14. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    404's for me. I can't see this site to understand what is going on.

  15. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Is that supposed to happen...
    Could you please browse my blogs @ kerazy.com/blogs
    and kerazy.com/blogs/spike

    I think I may need a re-install.

    btw, I haven't done anything with the httpd.conf file?
    Do I need to?

  16. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Yes, dgf, you need to modify the httpd.conf file as per the readme.txt file instructions.

  17. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    But only IF you are going to give users their own subdomain.

    Which, if you are, you can't install it into a subdirectory, and it needs to be in the root.

  18. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Actually I think you do it anyway. I know on our single subdirectory install, it was done. All the rest have been subdomains.

  19. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    You can, but it isn't necessary for subdirectories. Think about it... why would you need a server alias for a subdomain ( *.domain.tld ) when you're doing subdirectories?

  20. drmiketemp
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Actually I was thinking the AllowOverride options.

  21. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    umm...Kinda confused here...
    Well anyways I tried installing into the root @ kerazy.com
    however i kept the sub-directory install ( I used separate DB's)
    COuld you guys check it out plz...
    I still get the 404 when I try to go to uncategorized news...
    and where can I find this httpd.conf file

  22. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Would installing WPMU on a sub-domain work (while having the blogs in sub-directories)....
    I tried before but there were errors with the url....
    for eg. i tried going to a blog post and the url would change to blogs.kerazy.com/var/blog/ while it should be blogs.kerazy.com/blog
    Is this because my root site is in var/www/html
    while my sub-domain exists in var/www/blogs

  23. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Sorry about the triple post....
    However I wanted to know about whether this case is the same as mine: ttp://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=3285&page&replies=19

    Would the fix work for me and could someone explain the fix...

    Thanks

  24. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Sorry about the quadruple post
    Update: I deleted the root install however the sub-directory install is still intact.
    So please visit http://www.kerazy.com/blogs
    and help me out with this problem.

  25. dgf
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    sorry about this five posting in a row thing ( what do you call that anyways :?)
    But I seriously need some help.
    I talked to someone on the IRC channel and they said try using sub-domains but as you know I can only have 25 of em.
    Also would this fix work for me as well: http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=3285&page&replies0=19

    Thanks,

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