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[resolved] 404 Broken in WordPress 2.5 (6 posts)

  1. auschick
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I couldn't figure out why the heck my 404 pages weren't working when I installed WordPress 2.5. I assumed it was a problem with my host, but had absolutely no luck resolving it.

    The problem:
    Site running with Static Home Page. Whenever I wrote in an incorrect URL, WordPress ran a loop on all of the "pages" on my site (not posts), including those which were private or unpublished.

    The Solution (Thanks to Myriza):
    There's some weird problem with the way WordPress 2.5 handles static front page.

    Go to Settings | Reading |

    Then in addition to giving your static home page a "front page" page, you must also give the "posts page" a page (a random one). Weird, but it did the trick.

  2. wireless
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Auschick and Myriza .... Thank you !!! I thought I'd done something really wrong as I couldn't find anyone else with the same problem for some time !
    This has saved me from going temporarily mad ...

    Brilliant Thanks!!!

  3. greaterweb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thought I had gone mad as well.

    Thanks for posting the fix!

  4. mynagirl
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You are a life saver.

    I was going bananas.

  5. intricateartist
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    THANK YOU. I could not figure out why the 404 template would not pull up, regardless of what I did it would loop some other random page. That did the trick!

  6. fluvius
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A million thanks auschick for your help. I couldn't figure out what was going on. Had been using the Dunstan-style Error Page plug-in but assumed when I upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1 that the plug-in was incompatible.
    With your fix however everything is rosey once more.

    Thanks again.

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