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Author Pages in WP 3.0 Don't Work with "pretty" permalinks, help!

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  • Need_WP_Help
    Member

    @need_wp_help

    Actually both your links result in the same page not found error.

    If you use one of the provided permalink structures do the links then work?

    ie. Day and Name, Month and Name or Numeric..

    Need_WP_Help
    Member

    @need_wp_help

    Nope, always the same no found

    Can you switch to another theme temporarily and confirm if the author pages still fail to work.

    You may also wish to consider testing the URL with plugins disabled.

    audreycolette
    Member

    @audreycolette

    Hello Mark,

    I am having the same problem with pages (Not found message). It is driving me crazy. For some reason their child pages do work. So maybe thats what missing; they need /page/ before the page name or something like that. Because these pages don’t have a specific year, month or day.

    I just tested it in TWO other themes and it doesn’t work in those either (Twenty Ten and another one).
    I use the Thematic theme myself. So it must be a problem in WP (I’m using WP 3.01). As an interaction designer NOT using pretty links is professional suicide so I hope this will get fixed….

    Mark / t31os
    Member

    @t31os_

    Pages use the same permalink structure regardless of which structure you choose, other than default (aka none/off).

    example.com/pagename/
    example.com/pagename/subpagename
    example.com/pagename/subpagename/subsubpagename
    example.com/pagename/attachmentname

    etc…

    Do pages work under any of the provided permalink structures? Do any permalinks work? Have you tried with plugins disabled and have you tried switching theme?

    NOTE: When disabling plugins and/or switching theme you should visit the permalink page and hit save, that way if any plugin or theme was previously adding or modifying the rewrite rules, the rules will now get regenerated minus custom filters/rules..

    audreycolette
    Member

    @audreycolette

    Hi Mark,
    I had systematically tried EVERYTHING you mentioned above except disabling plugins and it were only the permalinks to pages that didn’t work.
    So I tried disabling some of the plugins today. The culprit turned out to be: “Custom Post Type UI” (WebDevStudios).
    Now the permalinks do work to pages but not to custom post types (of course). Which is a shame.
    I’ll try and find a different plugin for custom posts that DOES work with permalinks….

    Thank you for your help.

    Mark / t31os
    Member

    @t31os_

    I’ve tagged the thread with the custom-post-type-ui tag, that should hopefully get the author’s attention if this is a bug with the plugin, hopefully they’ll get that fixed.

    Something to consider though, it may well be there’s a conflict between the custom post type ui plugin and another, do you have other plugins active? You might wish to try disabling other plugins to, just to see if this has any effect on the issue at hand..

    Happy to hear you tracked down the issue all the same, and glad i could help… 🙂

    audreycolette
    Member

    @audreycolette

    Thank you, yes I noticed it because I was looking through all the other known issues with Custom Post Type UI. The permalinking problem hadn’t come up yet.
    You’re right I should try other combination / turning other plugins off and CPTU back on. If I find out anything new I will update the info on the thread / aplogize for pointing the finger at them.

    audreycolette
    Member

    @audreycolette

    it isn’t due to incompatibility with, “All in One SEO Pack”. I tried that before.
    And just now I tried disabling “Custom Field Template” and “Custom Post Templates”. That didn’t help. Still page “Not Found”.
    I’m not using any other plugins that could have anything to do with it.

    audreycolette
    Member

    @audreycolette

    Just for the hell of it I disabled ALL my plugins except CPTP. Saved permalink structure again and emptied my cache and permalinks to pages do not work.
    So we can safely say Custom Post Type UI has something to do with it.

    Mark / t31os
    Member

    @t31os_

    I think you’ve done as much as you can, hopefully the author will spot the thread and take a look into the problem.. 🙂

    trusktr
    Member

    @trusktr

    Oops! I forgot to subscribe to my own topic so i just now read all these replies.

    I’ve tried deactivating all plugins as well as resetting my .htaccess but the problem persists! It just keeps showing the 404 error for author pages! What could it be?

    Twansparant
    Participant

    @twansparant

    I had exactly the same problem and it was driving me mad!
    But I can confirm the problem does come from the ‘Custom Post Type UI’ plugin. I had a custom taxonomy called ‘author’ for my blog posts which was screwing up my permalinks. I renamed it to ‘author2’ and voila, everything worked!

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