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One of my categories is broke (8 posts)

  1. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I can't figure this out, maybe it's obvious so please forgive me...

    My news category works as you would expect:
    http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/news/

    However my exhibitions category gives a 404:
    http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/exhibitions/

    I did used to have an exhbitions.php template applied to a static page called 'exhibitions', but have deleted the template and the static page - so in theory it should work the same way as the news category?

  2. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is your blog installed in the directory /news/ ? If so, wouldn't it need to be /news/exhibitions/ to get the category? Have you tried changing your permalinks so that categories have a different layout like /cat/news and /cat/exhibitions/ ? If all else failed, given that you used to have a page and template by that name you might consider an alternate name for the category. Maybe change it to "exhibits" or "shows" instead of "exhibitions"?

  3. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The blog is installed to the root. However my category base for permalinks is set to '/..' which means that all categories are listed directly under the root; /news or /exhibitions instead of cat/news or /cat/exhibitions.

    Interestingly changed the slug of Exhibitions to exhibitionss seems to have fixed the problem - http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/exhibitionss - although I can't leave it like spelt like this it seems to be a temp fix.

    Hmmm

  4. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Still can't fix this, can anyone help?

  5. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So now i've just realised that http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/Exhibitions works, but http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/exhibitions doesn't.

    Weird cos the slug of the page is definitely 'exhibitions'....

  6. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Have you edited the category slug to be "Exhibitions" instead of "exhibitions"?

  7. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Beel, yeah I tried this already thanks ... but all the rest of my pages start with a lowercase letter... it's bugging me that this one starts with a cap now!!!!

    I've also tried deleting the whole category and creating again, and have checked via phpMyAdmin that there's nothing wrong either.

  8. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Could this be something to do with the fact that I've set my category base to /.. ?

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