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Permalink Structure Switch (5 posts)

  1. remdog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Happy Holidays.

    I switched my blog over to a new permalink structure. I had been using archive/333 for instance.

    Now I am using /index.php/title-of-post

    For some reason my old links send me to a 404 error page. My host says my htaccess is fine. I did check out this page http://codex.wordpress.org/Permalinks but still can't seem to find a solution.

    On other blogs I own, when I switch the permalinks structure (same hosting service) the old link structure still leads me to the same page no matter which ones I use.

    As for this case, it only seems to recognize only the new structure. Any ideas what could be the problem if the htaccess isn't the issue?

    Thanks for your time...

  2. kgagne
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I don't know if WordPress is supposed to handle forwarding the old permalink structure to the new one, but in my experience, this plugin has met my needs for that function:

    http://scott.yang.id.au/code/permalink-redirect/

  3. remdog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hmm.. I installed it and activated it but I haven't seen where it fixed anything...

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    There is no problem if you switch from "ugly" to "pretty" permalinks, WP handles them just fine. I think you went from "pretty" to another "pretty"? With some bad luck you may have to make a redirect htaccess yourself in that case. There are some threads about the subject in these forums.

  5. kgagne
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You installed and activated the plugin, but did you configure it? Visit example.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=ylsy_permalink_redirect.php and define what your old permalink structure was.

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