This is my first attempt at using Magento to develop a site. I have to admit the learning curve has been steep, but i have been able to navigate most of the challenges thus far. Here at the final hurdle, however, i have stumbled.
- Magento 188.8.131.52
- Apache version 2.2.22
- PHP version 5.3.10
- MySQL version 5.1.65-cll
Magento is located in a folder on the server named magento one directory down, as in http://www.mydomain.co.za/magento
No images are displayed in the front end or backend. It is as if it cannot access the stylesheets. When viewing the source, i can see that the paths are wrong. It searches for the stylesheets in http://www.mydomain.co.za/ and not in the magento folder. I can access the backend by typing in http://www.mydomain.co.za/magento/index.php/admin and that brings up the backend without any styling. After that however, every request results in 404. The URL looks like http://www.mydomain.co.za/magento/adminindex.php without a slash between admin and index. Introducing that slash manually after every 404 results in correct page being displayed (still without styling). So clearly the problem is here, but i can't seem to fix it. And YES, i do have the slash after the path in the database for both secure and unsecure.
Attempts to solve:
removed it again)
Now, i am stuck. I have worked my way through error upon error (no fault of Magento, just the learning curve) and i am tired… :-( If someone can please give me some advice as to what to try next, it would be greatly appreciated.
I found these links of the (seemingly) similar problem. Clearly there is something happening here. The other thread never solved the issued, just found a work around. Is it possible that we have run into a bug? Something is stripping that slash out and it isn’t any of the usual suspects… dum dum dum