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March 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm #289926Edi
Can anybody give me a hand? When I google my website “mysimpledailylife” I receive a message like this:
Index of /
What is that? Is it something I can fix from my dashboard? Please if you have any idea of what it is, I would appreciate if you explained it to me in plain English because I am not a tech person.
Thank you so much!March 10, 2017 at 7:06 pm #290018TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
It’s likely that you installed WordPress in the /wordpress/ folder, meaning you have to type in yoursite.com/wordpress/wp-admin
You can ask your hosting provider if they can help you move the installation to the root folder.March 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm #291528Edi
Thank you very much for your feedback!I contacted them and they helped me fix the problem! Thank you!March 14, 2017 at 4:29 pm #291574TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperMarch 16, 2017 at 10:11 pm #293225Edi
Hi Tom, sorry but I am wondering if you could help with this one too.
I installed WP in a subdirectory so it would remain offline as I developed it. The ‘Index of’ page was displayed for my web site as I wanted.
When I was ready to launch my site, I followed the steps on this web page for moving my WP site from a subdirectory to the web root directory. Note that I did not physically move the files.
The site now displays as I hoped except for one problem: the posts on my subpages are no longer displayed in the body of the page like they used to. The header and sidebar display correctly, but the posts only appear as links on the sidebar.
How can I get the posts to appear in the body of the subpage again?
Home page displays navigation menu. Click on DIY.
DIY page used to display posts in body of page. Posts still appear as expected in sidebar.
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much!March 16, 2017 at 11:41 pm #293240TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
When it comes to migrating an installation, I suggest using a plugin Duplicator (https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/) or All in One Migration (https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/).
They make the entire process way easier 🙂April 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm #304280Edi
Thanks for the tip Tom. I haven’t moved my WP site to web root yet. Before I do, I want to understand an issue I am seeing with the site. I assigned each of my posts to a subpage category, but they are not displayed in their respective subpages. The header and sidebar display correctly, but the posts only appear on the home page and as links on the sidebar.
How can I get the posts to appear in the body of their assigned subpage?
For example, I have 2 posts assigned to the DIY category (they appear at the bottom of my home page), but the DIY page does not display these posts in the body of the page:
EdiApril 10, 2017 at 8:14 pm #304297TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
That seems to be a static page, so your posts wouldn’t show up there without a plugin like WP Show Posts.
WordPress builds category pages for you, which you can view by going to “Posts > Categories” or by adding them to your menu in “Appearance > Menus” using the “Categories” module on the left.
Let me know if you need more info 🙂April 10, 2017 at 10:41 pm #304325Edi
Thanks Tom. I have all my categories and menu items (with sub menu items) created already. But you led me to a better way to describe my issue.
I want this page (what you see when you click on the DIY menu item):
To look like this page:
http://mysimpledailylife.com/wordpress/index.php/category/diy/April 11, 2017 at 9:12 am #304524TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Why not just use the second page if it’s already what you want it to look like?
You would have to use a plugin to display posts on a static page, but you can just use your category page as the page in your menu.
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