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Category and Tags Don't work anymore (78 posts)

  1. geekandcook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I upgraded WordPress SEO by Yoast to version 1.2.5 and from this categories and tags are not working ...

    I tried to stop all plugins and enable it again, tried to remove it, I tried to install it again and still nothing's working!

    My WordPress version is 3.4.1 and even though the plugin is disabled when someone clicks on a link tag is redirected to a post using that tag, and when someone clicks on any category is a 404 ... Author Archive continues to function without problem.

    What should I do to solve this! Even removing the plugin solves the problem!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. palPalani
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I am also getting the same error.

    Go to SEO => Permalinks (no change needed) and submit the form. it resolve the issue.

    but, i fa change any thing from admin part, such as posting new post, i am started getting this error. then i will submit the Permalinks page, then it resolves the error.

  3. geekandcook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I try it to... Don't work.
    What options you have enabled?

    I tried several times to send the form as well as trying to remove the plugin to clean the tables and re-install it ... anything done! :/

  4. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You're certain you're on 1.2.5 and not on 1.2.4?

  5. Ismail El Korchi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same problem and I tried to do the same, but nothing works?

    I updated to the version 1.2.5 :(

  6. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you resaved those settings?

  7. geekandcook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I resaved repeatedly.

    Unnistall and reinstall the plugin. :(

  8. Brad C
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Category pages on the last update became no results found.

    After unclicking the permalinks settings for

    Strip the category base (usually /category/ from the category URL

    the posts returned. Was working before but not with latest update to wp3.4.1 and plugin 1.2.5

    Seems that the call for posts was completely being bypassed.

  9. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm that's weird, which theme are you using?

  10. geekandcook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I tried to use another theme too, but the problem continues. I tried to Twenty Twenty Ten and Eleven.
    Tags are always redirected to the first post tagged.

  11. Brad C
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Its an Elegant Theme (MyCuisine) used in blog style. It's got lots of extra formatting things going on, but this is the first time the post summaries every disappeared on me. My sitemap plugin did capture the posts under the category for proper listing. Just that one change seems to have fixed the posting issue.

    There are some new issues cropping up with the 3.4.1 update which I don't know if there WP or ET or plugin. such as if I use more than one image in a post I lose the captions on all but one image when I save the draft or preview it.

    Still exploring...

  12. jkohlbach
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Joost, I can confirm this issue as well, latest WP (3.4.1) and latest WP SEO (1.2.5).

    Unchecking the option "Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL." seems to correct the issue.

    However, this isn't a good solution for my client's site as she has many inbound links pointing to the URLs without the /category/ in the URL.

    We've implemented the work around, but a quick resolution to this would be much appreciated!!!

    Josh

  13. jkohlbach
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please let me know if you require any further information Joost, feel free to contact me directly (my contact details are in my profile).

  14. geekandcook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Unchecking the option "Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL.", don't work to me.

    Some other possibility!? :/

  15. deadhippo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same problem. I'm using Theme Hybrid. And I have WordPress SEO 1.2.5 installed.

    My taxonomy titles and metas were also wiped clean with the new update. This I can fix myself though.

  16. deadhippo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I also noticed that the XML sitemap was unchecked. Basically I lost a lot of important settings and broke a few links with this update.

    I have another site that had no problems at all.

    They are both on the same hosting service but they are using different caching plugins. The broken site uses w3 Total Cache while the other uses Quickcache. Possibly a connection.

    Plus the broken site is using a CDN.

    Don't know if any of that is relevant but who knows?

  17. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    More people here using W3TC? That might very well be the issue...

  18. carsuk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Might as well throw our two bob's worth in!

    Please note we hugely appreciate Joost's work (whatever his motivation!) and this isn't a gripe, just info that may help sort the bugs.

    We're using WP 3.4.1 & WP SEO 1.2.5 & SEO News 1.0 on dedicated server with a customised Genesis child theme.

    We had reverted to 1.1.9 as the News sitemap had failed to update after recent plugin updates, but figured the launch of the SEO News would remedy that.

    We have found that after installing 1.2.5 we lost the strip category base and ended up with 10k 404s in Webmasters in 48hrs! Changing the setting and then re-saving fixes this, but if we change anything else we have to re-save the category base setting.

    It seems the plugin has changed our permalinks settings in WP to 'post name' instead of custom, and we can't seem to create new categories.

    The News SEO plugin doesn't respect the genre setting and also doesn't default to include in sitemaps on new posts (the default setting in setup).

    We don't use W3TC but we do use WP Super Cache.

  19. Joost de Valk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey @carsuk,

    thanks for the input!

    The plugin doesn't change your permalink settings, but recently WordPress made post name an option, so if it was custom and set to /%postname%/ before that, it'll now be postname :)

    The category stuff is annoying, I've just made a potential fix, could you test it for me and see if that fixes things? Try the development version for that.

    You can download the development version from here, or you can download it directly here.

  20. carsuk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well that explains the permalinks change!

    We'll download the development version and see if it fixes our issues and come back once we've had a play.

    Many thanks, Joost.

  21. Rampway
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just wanted to let you know I am having the category permalink with the latest release. Been battling it all weekend. Basically anytime I make a change to the site and clear cache, I have to go and re-save the permalink settings in the SEO plugin settings to fix my category links
    . This fixes the issues.

    I am using the latest versions of wordpress, Canvas by WooThemes and W3TC.

    I cannot help you test right now, but just wanted to let you know my set up and what I am seeing.

    Thanks!

  22. carsuk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, a quick play shows that the setting for the strip category base are now being maintained. Good news.

    We can create a new category but it returns a 404 and the News plugin still doesn't respect the genre set or add to sitemap as default on posts as per the settings.

    Still, it's progress!

  23. webartistry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same issue here as everyone above using the latest release (1.2.5) and a customized theme. The settings would hold until I create a new category, add a post, update my site map or make any other changes on the site. It would then reset back to using /category/ in the URLs. This persisted when switching to the Twenty-Ten theme. I first tried flushing my cache, then disabled the Hyper Cache plugin that I use, but I couldn't get the settings to stick. I worked around it by switching to another plugin that does this sole function and it's working fine. Hope the info helps.

  24. geekandcook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using:

    WordPress SEO
    BuddyPress
    Google XML Sitemaps

    And development version don't work to me.

  25. funky_buddah
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can also confirm the problems, using the latest versions of WP and Yoast SEO.
    As a new side effect, I've observed that after modifying a category setting, it also breaked the paginations (page/2, etc).
    Solved after and update permalinks, but anyway...there's seems to be some odd behaviour :)

  26. carsuk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Joost - just a quick heads up...

    We noticed that a post written after we uploaded the dev version was not showing in G News. It seems there were no sitemaps after we'd updated the plugin, but a save on the sitemaps page remedied it.

    And the strip category base didn't need re-saving after!

  27. jrstaatsiii
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is happening to me as well. Here is my setup:

    Server: WPEngine.com (So there is caching)
    Theme: Custom Genesis Child Theme

    What's scary about my scenario is that when I attempted to deactivate the plugin it caused a server error. I'm checking in with WPEngine now to discuss why that might be happening.

  28. Miz.Michele
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I thought my issue with the categories was fixed and it's not. I've been going back and forth. I toggle it off, clear the caches and toggle it on, then it works for a bit. My preferred set-up is to strip the category base. I've had to un-check it and for the moment is seems OK .

    What I'd really like to know is if someone tell me if this affects SEO and is there is anything I need to do. I am just starting to make some headway with my sites and don't want to backtrack.

    Can Joost or anyone advise if un-checking the strip category base affects SEO? Tx

  29. jkohlbach
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Miz.Michele, yes most likely will affect SEO as the permlinks for categories have changed.

    Joost provided a development version above that contains a fix, I'm going to take a look at that now myself.. carsuk above reported some success with it.

    Any ETA on a patch Joost? Really appreciate all your hard work mate. Bet you'll be glad to see the back of this release! :D

    Josh

  30. Miz.Michele
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @jkolbach. Thx. Pls let me know if the dev version works for you. Also, what do I do now? Do I have to go back through all my posts and update all the links where I linked to my categories?

    It seems that everyone has a different view so it can get confusing!

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