It’s getting even stranger (from my newbie point of view, that is *g*)… now the link above /author/doedel works, as well as SOME other permanent links for authors do.
Some examples (everyone of them has at least one posting):
http://hidden-area.de/author/feli-c/ (admin) -> author.php
http://hidden-area.de/author/doedel/ (user) -> author.php
http://hidden-area.de/author/orion/ (user) -> 404.php
http://hidden-area.de/author/basti-jansen/ (user) -> 404.php
All I did was to play (deactivate/activate) with some plugins and to mess around with the .htaccess. But I reverted everything I changed to as it was before my first post here, I swear! The only difference is, that some more author permalinks work now.
Any ideas? THX in advance!
I don’t want to be annoying, but I’m starting to wonder, if the solution to my problem is so simple and obvious, that noone would bother to answer… please? 🙂
Not so obvious. Most helpers here are “lonely bloggers” – so they never bothered to look into this multi-author issue. Sorry.
Thx for your reply… that’s understandable…. though I’m not sure if my problem just occurs with many users, so it might not be a multi-author issue. I suspect, some plugin might have “disturbed” the usual rewrite-rules (in connection with permalinks set to date and name perhaps?).
Since wordpress uses internal rewrite rules, plugins should at least have the possibility to do that, but somehow I doubt, deactivating the plugin (if one is the cause for this misbehaviour) would also reset the rewrite rules to as they were before. Does someone have experience with that?
Just for other people with the same nasty problem… I have a solution… well, kind of.
It was indeed a plugin which caused all my trouble: Sideblog Plugin 3.8. When I deactivated it, I had access to all of my author pages/archives using the author permalinks like /author/%author%/. When I reactivated it, the links miraculously still worked, but just until I created new category-sideblogs with it. So my solution is to get rid of that plugin :).
Of course, some sidebars are going to be quite empty soon (until I have an idea how to fill the extra space) *g*…
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