Hung up on subdomain and subdirectory


#1

After searching through many different threads tonight, I realize that I must just be too much of a ‘newbie’ to even recognize when my question is answered. So, I carefully proceed with my question…

I have signed up for a hosting package with DH…set my domain name…installed WordPress in the folder that has my domain name as the title…installed a WordPress theme I found online. Everything had been working great with placing content on the page…until it came time to deal with a default link that came with the WordPress theme.

The website I am setting up has a component of several audio files (all hosted somewhere else). The WordPress theme deals with these wonderfully until I place too many audio files into the designated location. When this happens, the theme is set up to automatically place the older audio files into an audio file archive. When I hover over the link to the audio file archive I see that it wants to direct me to “www.mydomainname.ca/media”. However, when I click on the link I get this message…“The requested URL/media was not found on this server”.

I realized quickly that all the content I was submitting to the site was going to URLs that looked like this “www.mydomainname.ca/?page_id=11” rather than looking like this “www.mydomainname.ca/media”.

All I want to do is be able to utilize that default link to redirect those interested in older audio files to the archive. I do not think I am looking at a subdomain issue. Can anyone identify what I should be looking for or doing in order to accomplish this task?

Thank you so very much in advance for your help!

Jason Ewert


#2

Looks like that’s more of an issue with the permalinks created in WP - you can click on your dashboard > permalinks - and change to the format you prefer - or if you need to change just that one page you can click dashboard > Pages - selected the page and “edit” the permalink at the top. If that doesn’t help the issue you can create a ticket here http://inv.lv/xplNd3 and our support team will investigate the issue further.

DH Matt C