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WCS Custom Permalinks Hotfix

After upgrading to WordPress 3.1.x, many installations suffer broken permalinks for categories and tags. This hotfix repairs the problem.

Plug-in Usage:

Install and activate the plug-in. No configuration is needed.

Standard WordPress installation procedure:

  1. Download the ZIP file to your local computer.
  2. Unzip the file's contents.
  3. Login as an administrator to your WordPress website.
  4. Upload the wcs-custom-permalinks-hotfix directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  5. Activate the plugin through the WordPress Dashboard->Plugins menu.
  6. Visit your home page.
  7. Refresh your browser (F5).
  8. Verify that the menu/dropdown categories and tags are working.

Depending on your specific Web browser settings, you may need to:

  1. Clear your browser's cache.
  2. Visit your home page.
  3. Refresh your browser (F5).
  4. And, then test your menus/dropdowns with categories and tags.

If you're ALSO using a blog cache plug-in, add these steps:

  1. Clear your entire blog cache (with that plug-in's admin panel).
  2. Clear your browser's cache.
  3. Visit your home page.
  4. Refresh your browser twice (F5).
  5. Verify that the menu/dropdown categories and tags are working.

Additional Considerations:

  1. If your WordPress installation resides on a Concentric/XO Communications shared hosting platform, there is an additional issue with permalinks. In this case, visit our Plug-in Landing Page for specific instructions.
  2. For additional information regarding your .htaccess file, visit our Plug-in Landing Page.

Requires: 3.0.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.1.4
Last Updated: 6 years ago
Active Installs: 500+


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