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Changing Permalinks Structure Caused Category Problem (5 posts)

  1. dailymishmash
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Help! I changed the permalinks on my blog from the default (ugly) to a year/postname structure. Now when you click on the categories it takes you to a 404 error page.

    I have read the page on wordpress site about permalinks several times. I have changed the htaccess file as appropriate. The issue with the categories is still there. Please advise.

    Thanks!

  2. dailymishmash
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just bumping to see if anyone can help me with this.

  3. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That's not really all you did is it?

    you also either set your category base to ./ or installed a plugin that removes the category base, right?

    that's what's causing the problem.

    Category base manipulation is fickle at best, and requires certain conditions to be met - which it seems as though you're not meeting.

  4. dailymishmash
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just checked in my permalinks setting and there is nothing listed in the category base. What should I put in there to make the categories work again?

  5. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    you must have a plugin that's eating it, in some way. usually when it's blank, it will appear as /category/.

    put /category/ in there, or /topic/ or something, but if a plugin is eating it, then it may eat whatever you put in there as well.

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