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Category Drop-Down Menu Shows WRONG permalink structure (3 posts)

  1. SammyJayJay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi.. I have a weird technical issue ..

    permalinks are set to /%category%/%postname%/

    I am using the WP No Category Base plugin which takes the "category" out of the permalink.. all good...

    BUT problem is.. using the drop-down category widget on my sidebar..clicking the categories in the dropdown list goes to the right category pages whether they are to hierarchy or sub-category but
    some are showing as the default permalink structure.. ie: go to my site http://homeremedieslog.com.. then use category dropdown top right sidebar and click on the top category "alternative remedies" and you will see it shows as http://homeremedieslog.com/?cat=1186 but it should be showing as http://homeremedieslog.com/alternative-medicines/. Some of the categories from the dropdown list show the correct permalink structure and some don't... it's a complete mystery and I cant work out how to fix it.

    I have tried a number of things to fix this with no luck

    reset permalinks from .htaccess , server database settings and just wp-admin.. didnt help
    deactivated plugins.. made no diff
    tried diff themes to see if it was a theme thing.. no
    tried different computers, different browers etc.. no

    I am stuck..

    any help would be much appreciated..plz???.. thanks

  2. SammyJayJay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    update: I notice if the drop-down category menu widget is set to a list and the drop-down bit is not activated ..the problem goes away...

    BUT I cant have it like that as the list is too long...

    so I still need to fix this...anybody?

  3. gormley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same issue. Drop down list leads to "?cat=#" url rather than the permalink. all other category references (within post, list, etc) go to the proper permalink url (e.g /category/news).

    doesn't seem to be a solution anywhere. anyone?

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