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My WordPress problem

Careful! This post is looking a little old and could be inaccurate in many, many ways

Firstly I never thought I would end up posting about so much stuff in as short a time but unfortunately this Easter weekends been a bit slow.

As i’ve mentioned only a few times before, i’ve been having some issues with WordPress, but now it seems after alot of wordpress reinstalls i’ve figured out what went wrong.

Firstly I was trying to build a dynamic site within the file structure of wordpress, without using wordpress to generate the content, but that didn’t work.

Then I thought about having the wordpress at a sub-directory, but I wanted the home page to be the blog. I couldn’t quite figure out how to make that work.

The problem was really getting to me as I was positive WordPress being such as greatly used CMS wouldn’t close off the website to what I wanted to do. Then I came across this while trying to solve another problem:

At first I wasn’t too sure if it would work, but I’d tried everything else, and it seemed to clearly specify the way I wanted my site to work. After a new install of wordpress (hoping my new host wasn’t keeping count) I managed to get it all working.

I’ve tested one of the dynamic pages that had previously failed and this time it worked. The plan is now for the blog and external files to run off the same stylesheets and include files so that I don’t need to duplicate the files. If this works then I finally have what I need.