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Random Hashtags on all URLs = 404 Errors (3 posts)

  1. tpltx70
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all,

    I just ran into a problem where all of the permalinks on my website have begun to append a random hashtag. This is happening without me making ANY changes for several weeks aside from posting content (no new plugins since September, most recent one was the slider plugin on the home page only). The hashtag is #axzz2C1h5naE6, and it's showing up everywhere. This did not happen a week ago.

    Unfortunately, GWT can't seem to find any of my pages anymore, so I have a landslide of 404 errors hitting my site.

    I went in, backed the whole installation up, and updated both the theme and active plugins this morning. That did nothing.

    A WP-savvy colleague advised that it is likely the result of some JS code on the theme or in a plugin, which I agree is the likely cause. So I have one-by-one deactivated and reactivated all the plugins to try and isolate the problem. Nothing worked.

    The site is http://returnonnow.com.

    Can somone please take a look and comment back? Which JS is getting me? Very worried about how this is negatively impacting my SEO, as my traffic has also dropped severely since this started over the weekend.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tommy

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  3. tpltx70
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks - no plugin at plan, it's the theme.

    That sucks. Might have to flash back to 2011 temporarily until I can get someone to look at it.

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