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When I post a blog post, the blog post doesn't appear with a separate url -- it just appears under and there's no button to edit the url when I'm on the Edit Post page.

How do i make blog posts have their own urls?

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Looks like there's something either wrong in your theme or, more likely, you have something funny set under Settings -> Permalinks. –  helenhousandi Jan 27 '12 at 21:25
I'd like my posts to be at -- i'm not sure what to change in Permalinks -- here's what my settings are: –  Richard Jan 27 '12 at 21:34
I just noticed the url in Permalinks read " /http:/ " -- so there's a slash in the wrong place -- so i've changed it to this:… –  Richard Jan 27 '12 at 21:37

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Set Permalinks (in settings) to /%postname%/, you set the blog location in settings->general, not in your permalinks. Permalinks builds on the Settings->General URL

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thanks. I set 'Blog' as 'Posts page' at Settings>Reading. And at Permalinks I've now set it not as /%postname%/ but as /blog/%postname%/ -- is that the right way to do it? –  Richard Jan 27 '12 at 22:34
No, you should have Settings->General->Wordpress Address read and Settings->Permalinks->Custom Structure should read /%postname%/ –  mor7ifer Jan 27 '12 at 22:45

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