Posted by Chris on May 19, 2008 in Wordpress Issues
Ok remind me never to use yahoo webhosting again. I took on a new client who has their site established with yahoo web hosting. They also have a yahoo store so its better to just keep everything with yahoo for now. I wanted to create a nice new home page and blog features via wordpress. Well to my surpise yahoo installed Wp via the contol panel and all seemed well. I had to created a new directory to put wordpress,but that was ok. I eventually moved it all to the root. Everything seemed to work fine for a day, but then none of the categories or posts/pages were showing up. Grrr…. So it seems there is a permalinks issue. yahoo has their own custom permalinks plugin installed, but it doesn’t seem to work correctly on WP 2.5. Yey what luck.
So I called Yahoo and talked to support. MORONS!! Guy had no clue! I just wanted to get into PHPMYADMIN and he couldn’t tell me what the problem was. I could get to the login screen, but it would just show the site name on the top left and the control panel link on the right. Well turns out that you can’t access this in Firefox! What!! Redic right? So I had to open it in Internet Explorer and then I could access phpmyadmin. You would think support could figure that one out.
Anyways Im still trying to figure out this permalinks issue. Yahoo doesn’t allow a .htaccess file so I’m off to figure out a new solution. I have a feeling Yahoo will have to update their plugin with this new version of WordPress. The default links are working, but I want the SEO url friendly links.
Anyways when I figure this out I will leave an update. What a pain. You would think a huge company like Yahoo could get this right.
Duh! Well I just deactivated the Custom Permalinks Yahoo plugin and all seems to be well now. I actually thought I did that, but I guess not. Just drives me crazy that the first time I called Yahoo tech Support they didn’t have a clue. Anyways I hope if someone is dealing with the same issue they find this post and figure it out.
Drop yahoo and get a Host Gator account.