Alloy subfolders not created

Hello - I am attempting to recreate our blog on our institutionally hosted web server. Our admin tells me php 7.4.3 is installed. I am using RapidWeaver Classic with Foundry v2.4.4.0, Alloy v3.2.0. I have followed the instructional videos. However, after publishing the project, the sub folders such as /posts are not created on the server. When I go to the blog page I get a message that says the …/posts folder is missing so alloy has created it (but it is not actually created). The editor allows me set the log in credentials and they work, but when I log in to the editor it is essentially blank. There is no demo project. No changes I make such as creating a new blog post are implemented.

I am wondering if this may be because something is missing in the php installation - Are there specific components that need to be installed (I have never installed php myself)? Or is it because alloy needs to be its own project, and not a “page” in an existing project where the Home page is blank with only the Foundry Control centre as shown in the video? Or something else?

Thank you

For clarification these are the sub-components currently installed with php:

Core => 7.4.32
date => 7.4.32
libxml => 7.4.32
openssl => 7.4.32
pcre => 7.4.32
zlib => 7.4.32
filter => 7.4.32
hash => 7.4.32
Reflection => 7.4.32
SPL => 7.4.32
session => 7.4.32
standard => 7.4.32
apache2handler => 7.4.32
bz2 => 7.4.32
calendar => 7.4.32
ctype => 7.4.32
curl => 7.4.32
dom => 20031129
mbstring => 7.4.32
fileinfo => 7.4.32
ftp => 7.4.32
gd => 7.4.32
gettext => 7.4.32
iconv => 7.4.32
json => 7.4.32
ldap => 7.4.32
exif => 7.4.32
mysqlnd => mysqlnd 7.4.32
PDO => 7.4.32
pgsql => 7.4.32
Phar => 7.4.32
SimpleXML => 7.4.32
sockets => 7.4.32
sodium => 7.4.32
sqlite3 => 7.4.32
tokenizer => 7.4.32
xml => 7.4.32
xmlwriter => 7.4.32
xsl => 7.4.32
mcrypt => 1.0.5
mysqli => 7.4.32
pdo_mysql => 7.4.32
pdo_pgsql => 7.4.32
pdo_sqlite => 7.4.32
xmlreader => 7.4.32

Hi @arsl – In order to help out we’ll need a few things.

Provide us a copy of your project file please, along with a link to the live site.

Create a ZIP file containing your project file. This is the file you open in RapidWeaver to edit your site. After creating the ZIP file, upload it using a service like Dropbox, WeTransfer, Droplr, or a similar service to create download link for us. Paste that download link in your reply.

As for your question, posed here and in your email to me –

Alloy does not have to be in alone in a project file or on a page. The example in the video is bare bones as to help the viewer concentrate on just the subject at hand – properly setting up Alloy.

Our very own blog on the Foundry site is both in the Foundry project file as well as intermixed with a great many other elements on the page.

After we get a copy of your project file I can better give you feedback.