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[resolved] Disabling this plugin breaks my tag archives! (5 posts)

  1. fwchapman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This plugin does what it's supposed to do when I run it, but I have a problem if I disable it. The problem is that disabling this plugin breaks my tag archives and causes 404 errors. I must now run this plugin forever if I want my tag archives to work!

    Can you please explain why this is? Can you provide a fix?

    Thank you,

    Fred Chapman

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/no-category-base-wpml/

  2. mines.io
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Fred,

    Please do the following after the plugin is deactivated and let me know if the problem persists:

    Go to Settings > Permalinks and click "Save Changes"

  3. fwchapman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    Your solution worked perfectly! Thank you so much!!!

    Clicking on Save Changes updates the .htaccess file, but as far as I can tell, it doesn't actually change the contents. Does Save Changes also trigger a change in the WordPress database?

    I'm not sure why the fix works, but I'm glad it does. :)

    Thanks again,

    Fred

    P.S. This problem and solution would make a good addition to the FAQ.

  4. mines.io
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Whenever there is a 404 problem with a URL in WordPress, regenerating the permalinks may solve the issue.

    Doing so, it doesn't usually change the .htaccess file, but it rebuilds the URL routing structure, which is stored internally on the DB.

    I think it would be nice to trigger a permalink rewrite action on plugin deactivation.

    Thanks for your feedback.

  5. fwchapman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your explanation. I appreciate all your help!

    Fred

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