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[resolved] category slug not working as permalink (6 posts)

  1. dskessler
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    when i make a category wordpress still uses a URL ending in something like /?cat=33 instead of the slug that i assigned it.
    and when i type in the URL with the slug name, i just get an error page.
    so if my slug name is something like slug-name, shouldn't the URL look like http://wordpressblog.com/slug-name or am I missing something?

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You're missing something ;-)

    Visit Options -> Permalinks and change to something that's not "Default".

    More to read at Using_Permalinks in the codex.

  3. dskessler
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ah ok, so now if i change the permalink structure to something other than default all the categories come up as errors. do i have to edit all my posts now?

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hard to say without being able to see it in action.

    You might want to look over the troubleshooting stuff back at the Permalinks codex page.

  5. dskessler
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    problem solved. had to perform a chmod 777 on directory. do this though your ftp client to make directory writable before changing permalink structure.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Actually, just the .htaccess file needs to be writable. Not the whole directory.

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