Hi - this morning I have noticed that all my styles sheets, including the default, are not being pulled in. They are still there, when I type in the file path, I find them, but for some reason the relative links are not working.

see below:

http://www.churches.id.au/mydrupal/ (this is home)
Embedded Styles from http://www.churches.id.au/mydrupal/

@import "/misc/drupal.css";

@import "/modules/img_assist/img_assist.css";

@import "/themes/friendselectric/style.css";

http://www.churches.id.au/misc/drupal.css (This is the problem here - it is not including the 'mydrupal' part of address!)

404 Not Found

Not Found
The requested URL /misc/drupal.css was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found
error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Apache/1.3.36 Server at www.churches.id.au Port 80

Any indication as to why this could have happened - please let me know.


tyswan’s picture

If this has never been working, then your problem might be your base url setting.

This can be found in:


You want something like this:
$base_url = 'http://www.churches.id.au/mydrupal/';  // NO trailing slash!

I have recently discovered that if you want to hardcode hyperlinks (say to the contact page), you need to write your urls like this:
which is fine unless you want to use a test server called, say testdrupal, and upload your data from your live site (becuase your hyperlinks will reference mydrupal instead of testdrupal).

In this case one approach is to create 2 subdomains (if you can easily do so with your hosting package), one for your live site, and one for test. Maybe www.community.churches.id.au, and www.test.churches.id.au

then your base url becomes
$base_url = 'http://www.community.churches.id.au/mydrupal/';

I suggest this now, because it will save you a lot of changes down the track.

I hope this helps.


Renzy’s picture

Thanks very much for this - the changes only occurred this morning - I am even wondering if my hosting compamy has done something to affect this.

Do I have to change this $base_url setting/link just once? and if so where is the place to change it? I am reluctanct to start editing the core pages - but if this is necessary will do so. I may check out this setting first - mydrupal/sites/default/settings.php

thanks again - this give me a good start - Renaee.

Gary Feldman’s picture

Oops, just read the title on your next reply, and so this was unnecessary. (I almost never read the titles on replies, and consider them a misfeature.)

Gary Feldman

Gary Feldman
MarsDome, Inc.

Renzy’s picture

thanks again