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edit wordpress blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by bill040506, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. bill040506

    bill040506 Newbie

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    can someone help

    i am trying to install a blog on a hosted domain but when i try to make changes to the permalink structure for example i get a message saying to update the .htaccess file as it is not writeable

    i have tried to change the file permissions without luck and even contact the help desk of the hosting company, they are worse than useless :eek:

    hopefully someone can point me in the right direction

    thanks in advance

    william
     
  2. lildog

    lildog Newbie

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    what version of wp are you installing? is this a manual install or do you have the ability to install via fantastico?

    lildog
     
  3. bill040506

    bill040506 Newbie

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    wordpress version 2.3.3

    install with fantastico
     
  4. karum

    karum Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    try to upload a file with name htaccess.txt and after uploading try to rename it with .htaccess
     
  5. frisky

    frisky Newbie

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    make a file on your server called .htaccess, then if you hit update permalink structure scroll to the bottom of the screen, you will see a code and a mesage that goed "if this file was writeable yadayada".

    Copy that code, past it in the .htaccess and done.
     
  6. bill040506

    bill040506 Newbie

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    tried your idea karum with no luck

    frisky
    have tried what you suggest but did not make any difference
    with all the fucking about i think i have screwed the .htaccess file as it is empty apart from the code from the permalink page

    hope someone can help

    william
     
  7. frisky

    frisky Newbie

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    It can be empty, or at least, it could only contain the text you copy/pasted.
    After doing the copy/paste what error does it give you?
     
  8. bill040506

    bill040506 Newbie

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    frisky
    i dont get an error i just get message to update the .htaccess file
    what file permission should this file have ?
    i have tried all different combinations
     
  9. frisky

    frisky Newbie

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    When you get the message to update the htaccess file you scroll down in wordpress. There you will find the code you have to manually copy/paste in the file on your server. Make sure its called ".htaccess". When your done with that go back to your wordpress, push the update structure again (to make sure i guess). You did mark the structure you like right? The "%year%title%" thing before you update?

    If you cant get it done im willing to take a live look at it, just let me know!
     
  10. bill040506

    bill040506 Newbie

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    still not having any luck
    when i try to update the permalink structure
    with the default settings the changes ok

    which is very annoying
    will pm you frisky with the details if you could take a look i would really appreciate it as am starting to really get totally pissed of with the whole thing
    i thought installing a blog on your own domain was supposed to be easy boy was i wrong

    willie
     
  11. frisky

    frisky Newbie

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    Hey bill,
    well installing wordpress is one of the easiest things to do, but it seems your having some bad luck or miss something somewhere but i'll be happy to help you out just let me know or ad me to msn: gaap@useloos.com

    Any other messenger is ok too, but that one is where im online the most.
     
  12. battman323

    battman323 Regular Member

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    None of your damn business
    If it's really being that big of a headache, export your database from the blog to a SQL file. Delete the blog, reinstall it via FTP and NOT fantastico, and change the write permissions on your theme's files to modify however you like.
     
  13. bill040506

    bill040506 Newbie

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    finally got the blog sorted

    thanks for all your help guys
    keep up the good work
     
  14. frisky

    frisky Newbie

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    what was the problem?
     
  15. bill040506

    bill040506 Newbie

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    the problem was that the .htaccess file was not in the same folder
    as the blog