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Permalinks suddenly stopped working (8 posts)

  1. Randa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Help! My permalinks have suddenly stopped working. I have had them set up as follows: /archives/%postname%/ almost since I began the blog in January, and they have worked fine. I was barely even in the WP Admin this weekend and haven't done a thing in ages except write posts and manage comments (no new plugins, upgrades, etc.), and suddenly I get the system 404 (not the 404 page from my template) when clicking on any permalink. I tried changing them to the default, and they work fine, and then changed them to date and name based and that works fine as well, but any permalink structure that begins with /archive/ returns a 404.

    I tried deleting the htaccess and changing them again, but that did not help. I would appreciate any ideas anyone has.
    Thanks.
    The site is http://randaclay.com

  2. Randa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    By the way- I've changed the permalink structure to one that works for now so people can at least comment.

  3. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Do you, by chance, have a Page named "archive"? (or have you manually created a directory named that?)

  4. Randa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for your response... no, I don't.

  5. Randa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ugh... I just tried the Permalink Migration plugin and that didn't work either.

  6. Randa
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Another update, I put in a manual, single post redirect into the htaccess, and it did work:
    redirect 301 /archives/4-reasons-your-blog-needs-a-logo http://randaclay.com/blogging/4-reasons-your-blog-needs-a-logo

    Maybe instead of using a plugin, I need to just set up something similar in htaccess that would take care of all of them at once, but I don't know what that code would look like...

  7. jsherk
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This just happened to me as well... I upgraded to 2.3.1 on all five of my WP installs, but it's only happening on one of them. Weird! All the other 4 blogs permalinks work fine?!?

  8. jsherk
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    UPDATE: Now they are all of a sudden working again?!? What's going on!!

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