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  • Hello ladies and Gents,

    I’ve recently started using WordPress for a personal Blog which I’m really enjoying. The only problem is when I click my name (That being the Authors Name) It redirects me to a 404 Not Found page. Now I’ve done a little bit of research, accessed my Database through PHP-My-Admin and put a Hyphen (-) in my nice name as My username does have a space in it, I also selected that the link be put into a (Nice Name) format in the settings menu, but I’m still getting this error.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Many thanks,


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  • Try resetting your permalinks. Perhaps it may fix it.

    Hey Krishna,

    Unfortunately that didn’t work for me, I reset my permalinks to default and when click the authors name I still receive the

    Page not found error.

    Then you may first try the usual (initial) troubleshooting methods like deactivating all plugins, deleting inactive plugins and reverting to Twenty Eleven theme to see if the problem persists.

    Also recheck if the author’s name is entered correctly – try re-entering the name as CodySpielvogel.

    It appears to be the theme I’m using. It’s trying to redirect to /author/cody spielvogel instead of something like twenty eleven redirects too author=1

    Any suggestions?

    All my links are 404 after installing WordPress SEO by Yoast. Can’t figure out how to get them to show. Any suggestions?

    After installing WordPress SEO by Yoast, all my links are 404. I deactivated the plugin but still have the problem.

    Told the Linkchecker to ‘fix all’ but nothing got fixed.

    Can’t figure out how to get my pages and posts to show. The home page is visible but my (54) links are broken. Any suggestions?

    Elena Rose Photography

    I’ve narrowed the problem down to this could string. This is what determines the link on the main page, that leads to a 404 not found error when trying to access the author.

    <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
                          <h3><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?> | By <a href="author/<?php the_author() ?>"><?php the_author_meta('first_name'); ?></a></h3>
                          <?php the_content('Continue reading »'); ?>

    Thank you so much…
    Do you mean code string? Do I replace something with something?

    Thank you again. Sure appreciate your help.

    First name cannot have two parts?

    @miss Irene, please start your own topic instead of posting on someone’s ongoing thread.

    So sorry for the trouble. I am new to wordpress. would like to find where to start a new thread. can you direct me?

    Miss Irene,
    Post your topic here:

    How-To and Troubleshooting

    All of these new E-mails saying I had replies. I was hoping for good news!

    Hey Krishna,

    I’m not entirely fluent with PHP, but that’s the default code string in the tribal theme that seems to be causing the problem with linking to Authors pages. What do you make of it, and what do you believe I should do?

    Thanks a million.


    I was having an issue with the error 404 on the about author page. My problem was the user name. I did not have a space, what I had was a period (.) in the middle of my username. This was causing the error 404. I could not change my username so I created another user name with a dash (-) instead of a period and gave that user admin privileges. Did a bulk edit on all my posts to change the author to the new profile. Now everything is working fine. No error 404.

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