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  • After I upgraded my 9 blogs from 2.02 to 2.5, the internal links to the pages, comments, ‘continue to read..’, and single articles no longer work.

    Any ideas how to resolve this?

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  • Is it possible that you changed your permalink structure (or that your permalink structure got changed) without changing the .htaccess file? I would check your permalink structure first, just to make sure it’s at the same setting it was before you upgraded.


    thanks for the tip sherry,

    I was using the customize permalink plugin. I turned it off and reset it to default and now it works. However, this leaves hundreds of links to my past articles no longer functioning.

    My understanding is that, if your .htaccess file is writable, WordPress will “fix” all of your old permalinks to match your new setting so that everything works. That is to the best of my knowledge.

    Is there someone else who can help and tell us what we may be missing?



    hi Sherry:

    Yes, all of the old permalinks are now changed to the new structure. However, there are perhaps several hundred links to some of my old posts from other blogs and websites which can’t be changed and now no longer work. A lot of traffic comes to my blogs from links on other sites.

    And if those links are so important for you… WHY did you change your permalink structure?

    Here is a plug-in I found that may help. It not only supports multiple permalink structures, but does a “301 redirect old permalink structures (many structures are allowed)”

    I hope this is helpful.



    I changed to default because after upgrading none of my internal navigation to my pages, comments, ‘to continue reading’ links no longer worked.

    I had read that plugins could be the problem so I deactivated all of them and activated one at a time and found that my ‘customize permalink’ plugin seem to no longer work at 2.5 and 2.5.1. After changing the structure all the navigation worked again and visitors could access my pages, continue reading articles and read and make comments once more.

    I am looking for a fix or a new plugin so that I can use my old ‘name and date’ permalink structure with 2.5.1.

    thanks sherry for the help, I will check out the link.

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