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Upgraded to 3.1, Now my Permalinks Dont work! (82 posts)

  1. AardvarkGirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    MikeMovies -

    Top Level Categories plugin - So: if you're having trouble with your permalinks after the 3.1 update, make sure to narrow down the problem by deleting plugins that might affect your permalinks (such as category plugins, this multipage thingy, or anything else related to it)

    Docarzt-

    Here is the permanent fix for this. The problem IS caused by the plugin Multipage Toolkit (Current version 2.6).

    I didn't have any such related plug-ins and two of my sites, one of which was a pretty fresh install (no plug in and just a modified 2010 child theme), both tanked.

    Then I went in and did a TOTAL FROM SCRATCH install of the new 3.1 and I had the SAME EXACT ISSUES.

  2. AardvarkGirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, for all you doubters - I did a totally fresh install on one of our test servers.

    http://www.rastaging9.com/

    Hanging, looping on the front end, I can get in to the admin.

    This is a brand new install of 3.1 that I downloaded this morning, on a windows machine.

  3. Ricard Torres
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    UPDATE:

    In one of my sites it was the Simple Tags Plugin.

  4. docarzt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hmm, so there are obviously other plugins/themes that might contribute to the problem - but, one general note. I did not get my install working even after removing ALL of the plugins until I went in and completely flushed my .htaccess and resaved the permalink structure. I'd remove everything and do that purge, then make sure it is working before proceeding. If you purge everything and it still doesn't work, it's probably your theme - try switching to the default theme.

  5. AardvarkGirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm working of a totally fresh install... so I didn't modify it one bit. Are you saying it is the 2010 theme that came with the fresh install, in a totally fresh directory with a totally fresh domain name? :-\

  6. Arriviste
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    +1 quicoto. It was the same for me too: SimpleTags!

  7. Ricard Torres
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  8. TopherX
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yep it looks like SimpleTags can't handle the 3.1 upgrade. Disable it and the category links will work again.

  9. oriolesprospects
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If your site is hosted on godaddy simply go to Hosting > Content > File Managar and click on your wordpress folder. Restore to the previos day. everything back to 3.0.x

    worked for me at http://orioles-nation.com/

  10. unicron
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @docarzt - genius!

    Took two tries, but it took the second time. I don't understand what was causing a 'delay' in it.

    When I disabled the plugin, all my posts were still broken, and then seemed to right themselves a minute or two later.

    Then after commenting out that dumb flush_rules() line, I reactivated the plugin... and it was broke again. So I deactivated (again), waited a minute (again), then reactivated (again).

    Everything is back to normal now. Anyone know why WP wasnt keeping up? (cache was disabled the whole time)

  11. docarzt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @unicron

    My guess, seriously, would be browser cache.

  12. unicron
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    *shrugs* Do know it was not that. I was clearing in FF, IE8, and Chrome, and getting the same result. Just glad its fixed!

  13. dazkeirle
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK had the same problems on my site MyGreatPhone.com with permalinks setup with /%category%/%postname%/

    I fixed by finding any plugins which made changes to permalinks, in my case it was the multipage toolkit.

    I disabled that and THEN went into permalinks and reset it so that the permalinks htaccess was rebuilt.

    You must disable plugins first and then rebuild permalinks.

    All is working now.

    Across the net other plugins are being reported as the culprit, something to do with how 3.1 handles cats, if you have this issue, and want the quickest fix, disable all plugins THEN rebuild permalinks (i changed rule, and then changed back just to make sure), and then go through them one by one reactivating to find the culprit.

  14. Balonoval
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have dissabled Simple Tags and it works, the problem now is that I can't edit (publish) anything!!!!

    Please, HELP!!

  15. purse9644
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having a problem contributors and editors getting access to backend (Admin is ok).

    It's definitely the permalink structure that is causing the problem. We've set it as custom '/%category%/%postname%/'. However this is breaking the backend for our editor and contributor users (Admin access is ok).

    The custom url structure is causing the problem. When we set it as 'http://www.webgrowth.biz/2011/02/sample-post/' there is no problem with editor or contributor backend access.

    We unfortunately cannot afford to change the url structure as we have over 140 posts that will need redirecting. These posts also have retweets and facebook likes, which affects our authority.

    We've tried de-activiting the plugins, re-saving the permalink structure and then re-activiting custom permalink structure. It didn't work......

    Does anyone know how we can fix this issue by still keeping our custom url?

    I've written more about the problem in this thread, http://wordpress.org/support/topic/cannot-login-to-wp-admin-5?replies=9#post-1960265

  16. david_tong
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi...

    I'm having 404 issues as well after the 3.1 update (note to self, DO NOT UPGRADE UNTIL ALL IMPORTANT PLUG-INS ISSUE UPDATES AS WELL)...

    All my permalinks don't work anymore ( '/%category%/%postname%/' ) but works fine when reverted to the ?=123 default.

    I'm using Dean's Permalink Migration and it couldn't redirect the default permalink structure to the custom permalink anymore.

    My site relies on a lot of incoming links from forums and other organic sources so if their hyperlinks (using the '/%category%/%postname%/' format) doesn't work, my site wouldn't get much traffic.

    My site has been working fine for 2+ years, and now it's down due to this update grr.

    Please help if you can. I've tried creating a new htaccess after disabling all plug-ins, no luck. The only time it'll work is when I reverted the permalink to the default.

    My site is http://reviews.davidleetong.com thank you

    Dave

  17. david_tong
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Update... I disabled both LinkWithin and Dean's Permalink Migration. Reset my Permalink setting to default, reactivated Permalink Migration, then changed to a custom permalink BEFORE reactivating Link Within, the site works fine now... Strange and I don't know why it fixed everything.

  18. purse9644
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Our front end urls are working fine but it's the backend that is getting errors when logged in as an editor and contributor (admin works fine).

    Is anyone else having this problem???

  19. SUISSAC
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Till i upgrade to the wordpress 3.1 my permalinks was /%postname%/ and when i load category pages is redirect me to some posts from that category not to category name to see all posts. But when i change the permalink to /%category%/%postname%/ all is fine but with "category" till category name and i don`t this.
    I want to be like until i upgrade to the wordpress 3.1 domain.tld/category-name, not linke now domain.tld/category/category-name!

    How can i make this? How can i make to get domain.tld/category-name?
    Please someone help me!
    Thank you!

  20. MikeMovies
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i can confirm the plugins Top Level Category and Simple Tags break 3.1 urls. Removing both plugins my site now operates correctly

  21. addicottweb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been having this same problem because I use the Top Level Categories plug-in on all of the WordPress websites I design. Especially for clients using WordPress as a CMS and not a blog, to have the /category/ in the URL really takes the site down a notch and makes it more obvious that WordPress is being used to run the site - something I don't want. Talk about trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, so to speak.

    Needless to say I'm really annoying with this upgrade. While there are some good things that come with it, this to me seems like a pretty major shortcoming of it. Until it's fixed and/or the author of the Top Level Categories plugin fixes it for 3.1, I'm going to have to downgrade back to 3.0.5.

    Wish WordPress would test this stuff out with the most popular plugins before they go releasing these things.

  22. SUISSAC
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don`t use ny plugins like that!
    I don`t use Top Level Category and/or Simple Tags plugins!

    Thank you!

  23. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You may need to let WP regenerate your .htaccess.
    http://dre.im/if-pages-return-a-404-after-wordpress-3-1-upgrade

    Some plugins may cause permalink issues too.

  24. MikeMovies
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried getting Top Level categories working by commenting out the flush but no luck.

    function top_level_cats_activate()
    {
    global $wp_rewrite;
    //$wp_rewrite->flush_rules();
    }

    Anyone have any luck upgrading Top Level Categories to 3.1?

  25. GATEKeeper
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Even with esmi's link I can't get clean URLs to work. If I change permalinks to be the default ugly format, the category pages work, but if I turn URL rewriting on in any way, the category pages are broken.

  26. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  27. SUISSAC
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can someone tell me how can i downgrade back to the 3.0.5 version? Because i think is the only solution to fix this issue!
    Thank you!

  28. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @SUISSAC: Please stick to your own topic.

  29. unicron
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you use Top Level Category, I bet it works just like WP_No_Category_Base, which is still doing it's job just fine for me...

    Maybe try to switch?

  30. aedney
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks docarzt

    it worked like a charm!

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