Link to homepage of ONE subsite broken

So I don’t know whether here is where I should be posting – but I need some help – I’m stuck …

My site has been fcoming along swimingly … however I’ve just discovered that the link to one of the subsites is broken – just takes me to a page of:

Index of /kingbilly

Parent Directory


Apache/2.2.22 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.22 OpenSSL/1.0.0-fips DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/ mod_jk/1.2.32 Server at Port 80

however all the links within that page (eg. works fine – it’s just the homepage. All my other subsites work fine.

I’m halfway through setting up the global category stuff as described here –

I had gotten up to the “Step 3. Remove the +Add New Product Category link” and had installed those files. It appeared to work fine but it’s just now I’ve realised that the link to the subsite homepage wasn’t working. I don’t know if that’s relevant but thought I’d put it in just in case.

WordPress version – 3.3.2

I find it weird that it’s just one subsite that’s broken.

Anyone have any idea what I’ve done and how to fix it?

  • clothncraft
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    something else – someone had put a trackback comment on two blog posts – it looks like spam – I’ve put them in the trash folder – could the trackbacks have done something? I didn’t think they could have but I’m just trying to think of everything that’s changed since it was last working fine.

  • Kimberly
    • Champion of Loops

    Hi there!

    Sorry you are making such an unsettling discovery!

    Can you try resetting your permalinks and see if that helps?

    Just a simple change of permalink, then save and then you can change it back to your original settings :slight_smile:

    Let’s see if that helps



  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    @kim, nice thought, Recently I was stuck in a situation when I was not at all able to resolve the subsites on my blog and also was unable to register for new ones using my main site, and a simple change >> Save >> Revert >> Save to the permalink settings fixed the issue.

    @cnc : Try once and see if that helps !



  • clothncraft
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Ok … so now I feel half incredibly relieved and half incredibly daft…

    Long story short – IT IS FIXED! YAAAAAAAY!

    But in case someone else out there is as daft as me and this happens to them … I will describe what had happened… It wasn’t a wordpress issue at all…

    A while ago I had been playing around with domain redirects on my cpanel. My question was whether I could create a subomain of the website that would redirect to the dynamically created directory of and then the website would function as a directory – but of course that didn’t work (however I think it SHOULD be possible – I just don’t know how) so I deleted the redirect and I thought that was the end of it.

    Now in my research trying to figure out my issue above, I came across various forums with folk discussing having directories with the same name as their wordpress subsite and that breaking the site but I had thought to myself “I didn’t make a directory so it shouldn’t exist” and left it at that.

    I didn’t realise that cpanel had been “intelligent” and created a directory as part of the redirect.

    Deleted directory and it’s all fixed!!

    Thanks for your time folks!

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