I had been wondering why I hadn’t had any comments between Sunday and Tuesday. I posted enough posts that surely some of you must have tried to comment … at least on my Green Thumb Sunday post. Didn’t you?
Early Sunday morning I put some code in this sites Htaccess file that would create a 301 redirect so that all pages on this site would go to an url with www in the address. It didn’t work well when I just put the code in, so I went to the options area in my blog and changed the blog directory address so that it had a www in the url.
That worked. Ta Da .. when I visited any page on my site the url had www in it. I wanted it that way because this site is a PR5 when the www is in the url, so to consolidate all the links to my site that are out there – some with www and some without I wanted to force the www.
What I didn’t realize was that if someone was visiting an url on the web that had been listed without the www they were automatically sent to the index.php page of this site.
I also just discovered that when I wanted to comment on one of my own posts that it just came up with a blank page when I hit submit. Did you guys encounter that too? Or were you ignoring me for the last couple of days.
Tell the truth, I promise I won’t be hurt if you ignored me.
So I guess I need some help. What I’ve tried to do on my own didn’t work. Julie tried to help me for quite some time last night but the codes she gave me to try didn’t work either. I contact my webhost support and they say “they don’t help people with scripts”. Hmmm nice.
I want this sites url to include the www so I need to do a 301 redirect. Anyone want to give me Htaccess codes that I can try? Please. What I was using didn’t work obviously.
Also, do I need to change anything in my blogs configuration? Maybe my mistake was adding the www to the blog address in the wp dashboards option area? But the code I tried didn’t work without me doing that.
One more thing … if you are a 301 redirect htaccess wizard … what code would I use for our other blogs that are listed as mydomain.com/blog I’ve tried to figure out an htaccess code for them that sets it so that they do NOT have the www in their urls, but I can’t figure that one out. Everything I’ve tried fails.
Oh and with the minor changes I made my wordpress wasn’t adding new categories anymore either. I only changed the two things that I mentioned. I couldn’t have messed things up that badly could I have?