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[resolved] Categories Links 404 after 1.2.4 update (24 posts)

  1. smellcoffee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    • All my categories turn up 404's after 1.2.4 update.
    • I use categories as menu items and when clicked they turn up 404's.
    • In my site map (not xml) all the categories are listed. When click they respond 404.
    • I use Post Tags and Categories for Pages Plugin-adds the stock Categories and Post Tags to your Pages

    I re-saved my permalinks, turned off force rewrite...tried a couple of other options, without luck. Had to Deactivate.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. smellcoffee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Permalink Settings
    Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL.

    Read earlier post that I had missed.
    Toggling the Strip the category base on and off worked.

    1. I turned the plugin back on and the 404 reappeared.
    2. Then unchecked the "Strip the category base" and saved, then checked the "Strip the category base" on again and re-saved.
    3. Now everything is working.
    1. futurewebboss
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      Wish that was the case for me. Still getting 404 errors, even after following your leadn.

    2. futurewebboss
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      Had to toggle 3 times, but then deactived w3total cache and all is working now. However, very frustrating.

    3. Edille Rosario
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      In my case, not all category getting 404, Only the categories from my apps page.

      e.g

      http://techmaso.com/category/articles/apps-2/education-apps/
      http://techmaso.com/category/articles/apps-2/fitness-apps/

      Even I check or uncheck the "Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL" or disable w3total cache still getting 404.

      All works fine when I deactivate the WordPress SEO.

      Help! though this was a bug?

      EDIT:

      PS

      And also when I post article under those categories, the article also getting 404.

    4. Edille Rosario
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      Ok nice I have resolved the 404 problem, but it change to blank page :(

    5. Miz.Michele
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      @smellcoffee

      Thank-you. Your solution worked for me:

      Toggling the Strip the category base on and off worked.

      I turned the plugin back on and the 404 reappeared.
      Then unchecked the "Strip the category base" and saved, then checked the "Strip the category base" on again and re-saved.
      Now everything is working.

      http://www.celebrityfeast.com

    6. Joost de Valk
      Member
      Plugin Author

      Posted 2 years ago #

      This should be fixed in 1.2.5

    7. Ismail El Korchi
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      I still have the same problem even if i updated to the version 1.2.5

    8. Miz.Michele
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      The solution was short lived. My categories no longer work. So them I unchecked the strip category base and it works but I am still learning and don't know what this change will do to my site.

      I haven't upgraded my other sites yet for fear of the same thing.

    9. Edille Rosario
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      @Joost

      Thanks, you are really awesome! My categories now back live after the update.

      Thanks so much. With your plugin, I can deactivate the following plugin.

      Facebook plugin
      All In One Seo
      Robots meta
      Google Sitemap Generator
      Breadcrumb NavXT

      And to think that it is replace by just a single plugin :D Thanks again.

    10. Miz.Michele
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      Thanks so much - my categories are now working too. yay.

    11. Joost de Valk
      Member
      Plugin Author

      Posted 2 years ago #

      Good, glad to hear it works again.

    12. vest24
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      I was searching Google for the same thing. I'm using 1.2.5 with the same 404 issue. Toggling the strip category on and off does it's magic but then the 404 error for categories is back again, but not on regular basis.

    13. wagging
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      Me too, I have 1.2.5 and getting the same 404 issue. I have to keep checking off/on the "Enforce a trailing slash on all category and tag URL's" and can keep Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL. And that seems to work, however I do get random 404's and every time I update a page, write a post, or add a photo...I have to do this to keep my site links working and not heading in the dark 404 land.

      My theme suggested that I remove you..however I really, really like your plug in... Suggestions?

    14. Miz.Michele
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      @joost. I was wrong.

      It only worked for a bit. Then as soon as I create a category, it not working. I posted in the other forum. I have to make sure to update permalink after everything I do - I am getting used to it. Once I can figure out how to install the development version, I am going to give that a go.

    15. Miz.Michele
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      I know he is probably getting hammered with this so does anyone have any answers.

      My temporary solution is that I update permalinks constantly after everything I do. Has anyone downgrade and did it go back to working?

    16. Miz.Michele
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      Hey you all might be interested in this. One another open thread about this issue, a guy named Ismael posted a fix.

      I tried it and it works. It's another plug-in that strips the category base.

    17. jaxstory
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      Ok - i don't know what everyone is talking about with toggles and so forth with all the other jargin and feel a real beginner. My problem is not resolved I get 404 on the main page for the first page of the blog which is the only page I started to do the changes on. Think its a brilliant SEO device, but clearly I am too green and do not know what I am doing. I know this is not about categories, but wondering if what you are talking about will work on the main page.
      I have to keep refreshing it and as its the landing page its a bit yuck! Thanks

    18. Miz.Michele
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      @jaxstory Is you main page a static landing page or is it your blog category?

    19. liomar
      Member
      Posted 2 years ago #

      Still same issue with WP 3.4.1 & Yoast WP plugin 1.2.5... Seems we are not alone : http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wordpress-seo-by-yoast-seo-yoast-causing-error-404?replies=40

    20. joonymobile
      Member
      Posted 1 year ago #

      This is still getting my head

      toggling on-off category strip base => doesn't work anymore

      http://www.abc.com/category doesn't exist but it became http://www.abc.com/blog/category

      and category XML gives 404 as it indexes http://www.abc.com/category.

    21. matt solomon
      Member
      Posted 1 year ago #

      Yep can confirm the same issue

      tried the on/off for the strip option but it did nothing?

    22. smellcoffee
      Member
      Posted 1 year ago #

      Did you try and refresh your permalinks afterwards?
      Wordpress Settings > Permalink Settings> and click save.
      And/or try saving re saving them under Yoast WordPress SEO: Permalinks.

      This helps with 404 often.... probably unrelated with the xml issue though..

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