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SEO Yoast causing error 404 (45 posts)

  1. dublinbu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't know why but the SEO plugin is causing 404 errors on my posts. it's 100% the culprit but I don't know why.

    any ideas?

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

  2. coupon999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Since I've updated in the end of June (it was a major change for this plugin), I started to see 404 errors in Google webmaster tools. It's look like this :
    search/3rd2525252252525252525252525252525252525252Bgeneration/page/2/
    They all started with "search" and finishing with "page #/

    My "Noindex subpages of archives" was checked.
    Is anybody has an idea what is it?

  3. hypedtext
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm getting this as well. Deactivated all plugins and just ran my site with WordPress SEO and I get 404s on all category archive pages. Deactivated Yoast's plugin for the time being.

  4. hypedtext
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is my site: http://www.barbadospropertylist.com/ (WordPress SEO deactivated)

  5. hypedtext
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Weird, seem to have fixed it by turning "Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL." off and on.

    Reactivated the plugin now, and monitoring it closely.

  6. seoproim
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have had a number of issues with Yoast's SEO plugin (which I normally LOVE - it's always been great) since updating from WordPress 3.3 to 3.4, 3.4.1.

    I am now at WordPress v3.4.1 with WordPress SEO v1.2.5. The issue started after updating to WP v3.4.1 (as far as I can tell.) What happens is the "Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL." function is causing 404s on all category pages. The way I've temporarily fixed it is by returning to the WordPress SEO > Permalinks page and hitting "Save Settings" to re-submit the "Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL." function. The problem with this fix is every time I edit a page, post, category, or other type of content I must return to that page and hit "Save Settings".

    This beginning to get exhausting and my site SEO PRO has been nearly de-indexed from google because of the number of 404s produced by this issue. I am afraid that if this isn't fixed soon my site may be blacklisted.

    @Yoast - PLEASE fix this as soon as you can. I appreciate all your hard work and I love your plugins. I've donated several times and I just cant let my site go under. I'm the president of an SEO company and I exclusively use your plugin for myself and all my clients. Everything has gone haywire.... Please help. Thanks in advance.

  7. coupon999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I didn't "strip" the category, but getting this 404 errors:
    search/3rd2525252252525252525252525252525252525252Bgeneration/page/2/
    I don't understand why is "search"?
    My site is big http://www.mobileadmiral.com and it's not easy to find a good sitemap plugin.

  8. woodplugs6
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same here Yoast, I had to change the settings back to NOT stripping the category base. All of my cat archive pages had 404'd ... I believe that was the only damage done. I too have donated and LOVE your plugin, but PLEASE fix this :)

  9. hypedtext
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You guys still experiencing problems?

  10. coupon999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I have the same search/3rd2525252252525252525252525252525252525252Bgeneration/page/2/
    404 pages groving every day.

  11. mk@mkinc.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We are having same issue. The "Strip category base" is enabled but not functioning properly. Its causing 404s site wide.

    The temporary fix is to go back to the WPSEO Permalinks page and hit "Save". For some reason, the settings dont stay saved if other changes are made.

    This seems to be a critical bug based on everyone's feedback and the impact on our site.

    Otherwise we love you guys!

  12. coupon999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did it several times, but still getting errors with this "search" in the beginning.

  13. coupon999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is anyone had somehow to contact Yoast?

  14. hypedtext
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have to say that since deactivating all plugins, reactivating, turning "strip category base" off and on and setting permalinks a few times the problem has gone away on my site.

    http://www.barbadospropertylist.com/

  15. coupon999
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did the same several times, it didn't help. I think, I have to find a different one, because my 404 errors doubled

  16. reachground
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This seem to be a thread close enough to my problem. Would prefer not to start a new one. Better if we add it up so Yoast sees it :)

    Before using Yoast WordPress SEO I used another SEO-plugin together with a dedicated sitemap plugin. Since Yoast has both SEO and Sitemap I deinstalled the other one.

    I was very happy to see the "Strip category base" setting. I don't see the reason to have "category", especially since my site is in swedish. Anyway, I activated XML-sitemap and went to bed. The next day I was randomly browsing my site and realised all my categories had a 404. Panic! But saving the settings again solved it.

    It's not until just now I figured out how it works. Whenever I press "Save Settings" in XML-sitemap the category base comes back. I have no idea what relation they have but at least I figured out what caused it. Hopefully there's a fix to this soon as I'm getting a bit paranoid when I'm using the plugin now. Everytime I save I have to check the site to see if it's broken.

    The site is here - http://rabattkodish.se/

    If you see a broken category, please tell me :)

    All the best!

    //Reach

  17. Yogesh Kumar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Guys,

    Getting the same error -

    Everything was working fine just before updating Yoast WordPress SEO plugin version 1.2.4 to 1.2.5 I had enabled strip category in previous version. Now after updating to latest version it is causing error category permalink wrong redirection.

    When I try to see post under category, it is redirecting me to some particular post and some category is showing 404 not found error.

    My website URL - http://www.techsnapr.com/

    Please help me to fix this error.

  18. karenalenore
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same issue here... was able to get things working again by unchecking "Enforce a trailing slash on all category and tag URL's". Otherwise all category pages went to a 404 or a post with the name of the category in the post title name.

  19. Yogesh Kumar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much for your answer.

    Can you please tell me where I can find the option to uncheck "Enforce a trailing slash on all category and tag URL's". As I am using latest version of yoast SEO v1.2.5

    I am unable to find this option.

  20. Yogesh Kumar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much guys,

    I have resolved my problem by unchecking "Strip the category base (usually /category/) from the category URL". under permalinks settings of Yoast plugin.

  21. 420friendly
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same issue here.

    We use google webmaster tools and was checking a few things out then noticed the /category-sitemap.xml was giving a 404 error to google so we checked and yes it was 404.

    We then logged into wordpress clicked on seo tab clicked on xml sitemap tab and just clicked on save settings to see if that would fix. It did not and then our strip catagory links where all 404 as well.

    Then we clicked on save setting after making sure the button was still checked for removing the catagory/ part of the url's and now they work again. However the /category-sitemap.xml is still giving 404 error to google.

  22. 420friendly
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Anyone have a solution to the xml sitemap 404 yet after removing the category via permalinks?

  23. reachground
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try this 420friendly:

    1. Remove the sitemap. Save.
    2. Remove strip category. Save.
    3. Add sitemap. Save.
    4. Add strip category. Save.

    Check link 420friendlysite.something/category-sitemap.xml

    Still 404?

  24. BBLYTH
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks guys.

    Removing and then re-adding the stip category has worked for me.

  25. 420friendly
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I still get the sitemap 404 on this page after doing it anyway I try it... http://site . com/category-sitemap.xml

  26. caseyry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I too am having the same problems as 420friendly.

    I have disabled 'Strip Category Base' and 'Enfore trailing slash' until the obvious bug is solved.

    However, my category-sitemap.xml leads to a 404.

    I have tried enabling and disabling sitemaps, but nothing seems to change.

    My website is visible at http://ryancaseybooks.com if that helps in any way.

    420friendly - have you managed to fix it? If so, how? I'm really fond of Yoast's plugin and don't want to have to uninstall it and rebuild a new sitemap...

  27. theconsultant_
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress SE0 causing 404 errors on category / blog posts since upgrading to 3.4.1

    I went through a lot of troubleshooting and figured it was the cause ( http://wordpress.org/support/topic/blog-posts-catergory-links-broken-after-upgrade-to-341?replies=7 )

    Such a great plugin, but have disabled it for now until issue gets resolved.

  28. caseyry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm quite new to WordPress, so would it be possible for you to outline the alternatives you've chosen to use whilst temporarily disabling WordPress SEO?

    For example, I know I would need a Google XML plugin, but is there anything else?

    Another alternative could be to disable 'Categories-sitemap' for now. Perhaps this is a more viable solution?

  29. theconsultant_
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    have you tried reachgrounds solution of adding and removing? i've done it myself and it seems to work

  30. caseyry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have indeed tried that, but my category-sitemap still leads to a 404 page. :/

    I have excluded the category taxonomy until the bug is fixed. I'm half tempted to disable the XML section of WordPress SEO and use another sitemap plugin for now. Would this be okay to do?

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