View Public Page=>404 Page Not found

I am able to create an item, add a file, associate with a collection, but when I try to View Public Page, I get a 404 page not found.

For example the item is being edited here:

but does not appear:

Note, from the shell I do not even see an items directory.

There could be several possiblities:

1) You don't have an items/show.php file in your theme directory. Check that you have this file in whatever theme you're using (look like the default theme).

2) You don't have an .htaccess file in the root of your installation. Make sure you have this.

3) You have an .htaccess file, but mod_rewrite isn't enabled on your server.

4) You have an .htaccess file at the /omeka/ root, and mod_rewrite is enabled, but you also have a .htaccess file at the root of your site (

I suspect its either #2 or #3, because you can't get to or, but you can get to your admin.

If you don't have a .htaccess file in your /omeka/ directory, be sure to upload the one included with the download.

If mod_rewrite is enabled, and you do have a .htaccess file in the root of your directory, then #4 is a possibility. In that case, try adding the RewriteBase to the .htaccess file, as detailed in this forum post.

If none of this works, let us know and we'll investigate further.


Thanks, Jeremy.

1>I have a show.php file:

2>I have a .htaccess file in the root of my installation:
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
(I learned that this was not correct-see below)

3>IT assures me that mod_rewrite is enabled:
(maybe the following reveals):

4>I did have an .htaccess file in the root of my site, but the file was different. I over-wrote the .htaccess file with the one with Omeka distribution and guess what?

IT works!
I wonder why the original .htacess file was incorrect?

Thank you.

This thread saved my day. Thanks!