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Permalinks Not Working (3 posts)

  1. jmontez782
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I noticed some problems with my site so I decided to do a fresh reinstall of WordPress today. I backed up my posts and plugins and deleted everything, and reinstalled everything back again.
    Everything works fine, in terms of theme, posts etc. But what doesn't work are the permalinks. I had my custom permalink structure "/%postname%/" and everything worked fine. Now that my posts were backed up AND post slugs, everything has gone wrong.
    I've tried to update the structure multiple times, even tried using plug-ins to do this for me. But it just won't work.
    I've also tried to use the default until I could get my custom one fixed. But I can't even change that option anymore!


  2. Chris_K
    Posted 7 years ago #

    When you go to Options -> Permalinks and save, do you get a message at the bottom? If you do, read that -- it means WP can't write/create your .htaccess and will need you to copy/paste the changes.

    If you're not seeing that message, then .htaccess should be getting updated. What's in yours?

  3. tonyzeoli
    Posted 7 years ago #


    I just upgraded to the latest version of wordpress released 4-days ago. I also installed a number of new plugins. Permalinks is not showing up on the Options bar at all. I tried to look around for some help in other forums and web searches, but I can't find anyone with the same problem yet. Maybe I have't dug deep enough.

    I copied the contents of the .htaccess file through the admin and pasted them in a text file, then selected "save" in the admin. I returned the contents of the .htaccess file immediately after and hit save again. I'd read a couple of blog postings and forum support here that said something about the .htaccess file and an apache server, but I'm not sure what's going on and need some help.

    If you can let me know how I can restore Permalink to my admin, I'd appreciate it.


    Tony Z.

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