While the Wordpress permalinks and friendly 404 page appeared to be working just fine on the public site after being added to the Lighttpd configuration, things were breaking in the Wordpress Admin section.
Welcome to my personal blog. My name is Evagoras Charalambous and I am an independent Software Architect, offering custom solutions for Web and Mobile applications.
I use this blog to write about the solutions I come up with for every day coding issues at work – whether they are about Desktop, Web or Mobile software development.
The purpose of this blog is to give back some knowledge to the community, but also to learn from it, by experimenting and having a healthy, intelligent conversation with my readers. So, feel free to comment on my posts or to contact me directly.
There is a way to bypass the default Wordpress functionality which displays the home page’s children when a user submits an empty search query, and instead display a “No search results found” in your normal search results theme template.
A quick look into how the WordPress posts tables are set up and a custom view query that can be used outside of php to loop through the posts or pages.