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author pages returning 404

  • datdesignguy
    Member

    @datdesignguy

    Hi All,

    I’m hoping someone here has run into and solved this before…

    I’m developing a theme for a client (100% custom), and I’ve created an author.php template and uploaded it to the staging server where I’m developing the site.

    However, when I click on the link to the author’s posts (generated using get_author_posts_url() ) it pulls up a 404 page.

    Any ideas?

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  • esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    All we can really say at this stage is that there’s an issue in your authors.php template file. Have you reviewed author templates?

    datdesignguy
    Member

    @datdesignguy

    Hi esmi,

    Yes, that’s where I pulled some of the code from as shown in my author.php file here:

    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/2109499

    The author link is generated by this code from my functions.php:

    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/2109501

    Thanks for any further assistance!

    -gregj

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    I can’t see anything obviously wrong with the author.php file. With a very minor adjustment, it worked in one of my dev themes.

    datdesignguy
    Member

    @datdesignguy

    So I did a little more poking around on my staging server. Did the standard things you do when troubleshooting,

    – deactivated all plugins – still broken
    – switched to default Twenty-Eleven theme – still broken
    – switched over to default permalink structure (still using Twenty-Eleven)- IT WORKS!
    – switched back to my theme – IT WORKS!

    So, am I correct in thinking this implies something wrong with my .htaccess file?

    Just in case, here’s a copy of my htaccess:
    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/2109606

    I’m pretty sure that’s a 100% vanilla WP htaccess file. :-/

    Does this spark any ideas for anyone?

    Thanks

    – Greg J

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    So, am I correct in thinking this implies something wrong with my .htaccess file?

    I think it’s worth investigating. The .htaccess file might be fine but there could be a problem with the server’s implementation of the rewrites. Do you happen to have any non-WordPress folders on the same site/domain? Or do you have any Pages or Posts with similar urls?

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