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  • I’ve searched the forums a number of times, but havn’t quite found the problem I’m experiencing.

    When I add anything in the permlink structure, pages immediately break. All page links in the nav bar are in the form http://site/pagename, however this always gives a 404 error.

    If permalinks are in the form /%category%/%postname%/ then I get the WP 404 page, however if permalinks are set as something like /archives/%year….%/%post_id%/ then I get a server 404 page.

    Is it possible to get pages to work with permalinks like this? (Sorry if this is an obvious question)

    My .htaccess is writeable so no problems there.

    Many thanks,

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  • I would recommend that you delete the contents of your .htaccess file, and then re-generate the permalink rules into a nice clean file. If this doesn’t help, please let us know.

    Nope, still no luck 🙁

    This installation is hosted at if you’re interested

    (this is my home pc so the link won’t always work)

    Moderator James Huff


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    Delete your .htaccess file (the whole file) and try again.

    Done… in every conceivable order,

    Delete htaccess, Create page, Change permalink options
    Delete htaccess, Change permalink options, Create page
    Create page, Delete htaccess, Change permalink options

    etc… no luck

    Don’t know if this will help:

    I would recommend using the default example permalinks WordPress suggests for the moment until things get sorted out (but it sounds like that’s what you’re doing, anyway).

    I see that works, so it really is definitely a permalink issue (never hurts to check).

    Other than that, what version of Apache/PHP? For some versions of Apache, as I recall, there’s occassionally odd problems like this. You might look into Ryan Boren’s Alternative Rewrite Rules (if you use these, you’ll want to make .htaccess NOT writeable). The disadvantage with these rules is that 404 errors are not logged (without a plugin) but the appropriate headers are still sent to the client.

    I’ve tried Boren’s rules before, but giving them another go I still get the same problem.

    I’m using Apache/2.0.52 (Win32) PHP/4.3.9 on my testing server if that helps

    (I’ve just realised that I am actually running PHP 4.3.9 so have made the server unavailable to the public)

    OK, I’ve solved the problem…

    First, I upgraded some of my server binaries, to
    Apache/2.0.52 (Win32) PHP/4.3.10 and MySQL/4.1.10

    but this still didn’t work.

    My ‘solution’ was to revert to Apache/1.3.33, so it would appear (on my setup), this feature of WordPress is not compatible with Apache 2?

    (the dashboard also didn’t work under Apache 2… as now suddenly the WP blog is displayed!)

    Also see here

    Odd. Very odd.

    Please add a note or something to that bug. Include versions of Apache, PHP, MySQL (can’t hurt) and platform (windows, linux…). Any/all info about your setup.

    PHP4 has issues with MySQL 4.1 related to authentication, but that doesn’t sound like the problem here. I use Apache 2 with PHP5 and MySQL 4.1 no problem for the 1.5 blogs, and IIS with PHP4 and MySQL 4.0 for the 1.2 blogs (though I had to get 3rd party poopware to get permalinks working on IIS).

    You might want to check your “php.ini” file and make sure that your wordpress site has the necessary override permissions regarding what can appear in the htaccess file, and that mod_rewrite is indeed enabled and configured correctly (I don’t remember offhand if it has any specific configuration settings, but it might).

    I have the same problem – its the rewrite rules somewhere – because an older nightly works FINE.

    Bugged, pure and simple.

    as can be read elsewhere i have the same problem(s) with my wordpress testsite (no dashboard, plugin activation problems etc.). i am not too techsavvy, but maybe there would be something i can do to help isolate the problem?

    Do you have a link to the site?

    sure. my 1.5 testinstall is at i think i have a getinfo.php in there… just checked. yeah i do.

    i just read your bugreports. i can confirm the page permalink problem as well. but i have another issue with my pages. but i guess this would be another problem, but maybe not… so let me just say it.
    in pages, any html i introduce will when i later edit it have backslashes before all “. for instance <img src=” will then be <img src=\” and the image will not display. but as i said, i dont know if this is related at all…

    Same problems here (dashboard does not update, activation of plugins, theme selection)
    is the info of the server I’m running is the blog

    it just occured to me that i can also confirm what DarkCryst said. this is a newer problem. with an earlier version install in gamma, i had some of these problems sometimes occur.
    with the stable 1.5 release these things are now happening all the time.

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