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[resolved] Permalink / 500 Error (10 posts)

  1. DJ
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I updated my Permalink preferences and now get a 500 error. I know the .htaccess file is getting corrupted. At this point, I don't care if permalinks work, I just want to go back to where I was. I can't even delete the new Permalink preferences without generating a 500. Is there any way to get around this?

  2. You'll have to delete the .htaccess file.

  3. DJ
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have been deleting the .htaccess file. That revives the site but it doesn't correct the error in the Permalinks. Whenever I do anything that changes .htaccess, the site goes 500.

  4. Whenever I do anything that changes .htaccess, the site goes 500.

    That sounds more like a hosting problem than a WordPress problem. Have you contacted your hosting provider?

  5. DJ
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Of course, Bluehost said it was a WordPress problem. Based on the numerous permalink problems listed in this forum, I tend to side with Bluehost. I have read a few dozen posts and none seem to provide a solution.

  6. For the record, I never had a problem with my permalinks under Bluehost, and I haven't heard any Bluehost users complaining either.

  7. DJ
    Posted 9 years ago #

    WordPress is the problem, not Bluehost.

  8. Delete your current .htaccess file and put only this line in a new .htaccess file (don't worry, you can delete it later):

    Redirect / http://wordpress.org/

    The above line is a standard by-the-book temporary redirect. It should redirect any point of your site to wordpress.org. If that causes your site to issue a 500 error, or if it simply doesn't work, then the problem is BlueHost's, not WordPress'.

  9. DJ
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you for your help.

    The site redirects back to WP.

  10. DJ
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Two hours of my life are gone but here is what I did to fix. First, I deleted the Category Base entry and ignored Structure. It updated fine but the site was still MIA. Whenever I went in to Permalinks admin, ht was immediately corrupted, so I was just going in circles. This last time, I went in to Perm Admin, then deleted the ht file, then deleted Perm instructions, and it updated properly.

    My baby has come back.

    Thanks for your help.

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