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I don’t know…Permalink Snag?

  • I installed the Buddypress plugin for the twenty ten buddypress child theme and all was well. But then I read where if I wanted to have a muli-site wordpress network I had to have wordpress installed in the root directory. So I called GoDaddy where it’s hosted and someone there walked me through moving my wordpress out of the wordpress folder and into the root directory. We had some problems, aand the links to Buddy press in the horrizontal menu weren’t working. So I deleted the plugin and reinstalled it. It prompts me to choose permalinks other than the default setting. But when I do that my links to my pages don’t work. What to do?

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  • Got impatient. Deleted everything and reinstalled, since I didn’t have that much content anyway. Still have a problem with pernalinks whether the plugin is there or not. I’m using “BuddyPress Twenty Ten Child 1.0” by bp-theme-converts for my theme.

    Roger Coathup


    Go back to a base WordPress install with the default 2010 theme. Then try to set custom permalinks to /%category%/%postname%/

    Does that work? Can you go to categories and posts without problem?

    If not, it is a problem with your server setup for WordPress and nothing to do with BuddyPress. You should fix that problem before attempting to use BuddyPress



    As rogercoathup mentioned, before installing BuddyPress double-check if your WP installation is up to the task.

    <snip>permalinks other than the default setting. But when I do that my links to my pages don’t work. What to do?
    And when on the permalinks screen and having saved new settings what does the screen say? Are there any messages?

    Thanks much for the suggestions. But I tried them and get the same results.
    I deleted the plugin, reverted back to the WordPress Twenty Ten theme, and am working with the initial wordpress installation, that is, I have never posted or created any pages. The problem persists. When I go to edit the About page without actually editing it, just clicking on the “View Page” button. I get this message:

    You don’t have permission to access /about/ on this server.
    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    Apache/1.3.33 Server at Port 80

    Same thing if I am on the home page and click on the About in the horizontal menu beneath the header.
    That happens with any permalinks other than the default including the custom /%category%/%postname%/ .
    And the browser window reads” url/About.

    I don’t get any messages when I change the permalinks.

    Roger Coathup


    Then you have a WordPress / server config problem. You should fix this before installing BuddyPress.

    You need to ask your server company and / or go onto the WordPress forums

    Thanks Roger,

    I posted the problem on both sites since I didn’t know where the problem was, but the above troubleshooting as you say indicates it’s a WordPress / server config problem. The exchange was much appreciated. Thanks again.

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