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  • Resolved alisonthewordsmith


    I was able to get my blog page to show posts, no problem. But when i click to read the full post, i get an error. This happens every time and I need to know how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I’m using the free version of blackbird.

    my site is

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  • Hi Alison 😉

    By the look of it, this could be a permalink issue.
    Could you please tell me did everything work fine at the beginning?

    And when did you start to get this error?
    Did you install or change anything?

    James Richman

    Hi James. thanks for getting back to me.

    This error started today when i created the blog page and posted to it for the first time. I have installed two plugins, but i uninstalled them and it still didn’t work. I have added a bit of custom css to the site to change a few visual things (colors, etc) but i don’t imagine that would affect this.

    HOWEVER… i did mess around with custom naming all the permalinks for appearances.. would that affect it?

    Yup Alison,
    Permalinks settings look easy, but sometimes a small change can cause a site to break down.

    Is there a way I could see your permalinks settings, or get to actually see your wp backend?

    That did it!

    I went in and changed my permalink settings back to default and now the post is showing up just fine.

    Thanks for all of your help today.


    Yup, I can see it works now 🙂

    Only one advise tough:
    You don’t have to stick to that ugly url “?p=352”, to make sure your site works again.

    It’s better if you set your permalinks to have a “pretty” url instead.
    Something like “5-best-wedding-venues”

    Not only will it look good for your website visitors, but it’s also really crucial for SEO.

    So if set up properly you can have both: pretty urls + working site.

    Thought I couldn’t let you go without making sure you are aware of it.

    How do i set it up to do that? If i just changed everything from the custom links, wouldn’t it just revert back to not working properly if i change it back?

    Which permalinks settings option did you have selected?

    “custom structure”

    And what did you have written in that field?

    either “voila” or “/voila”

    That’s the problem.
    Go back and select “Post name” option.

    And try again please 😉

    That worked! you were super helpful! thanks a ton.

    Glad to hear that Alison 😉
    It was my pleasure.

    One last advice:
    In the future when you write new posts, you don’t have to stick to a url that will be given by WordPress.

    You can easily change it yourself.
    Here’s a screenshot of where exactly you can change it.

    So instead of having “welcome” you can change it to “welcome-to-voila”.

    All The Best
    James Richman

    Hi James.

    I am suffering the same problem and resetting to default permalinks resolves the problem, but they are ugly. I go back to post name option and the problem comes back – when you select the blog it shows the broken link message.

    Don’t have many plugins – just seo yoast, w3 total cache and google analytics for wp.

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