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[resolved] Category and Tag links redirect to 404 Page since WP 3.4.1 upgrade (7 posts)

  1. pixiegirl729
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ever since I've upgraded to WP 3.4.1 all of my category and tag links redirect to my 404 page. I've seen people post where all custom permalinks redirect to 404 pages, but my pages and custom posts all work fine, it's just when I try to go to ".../category/resources" or ".../tag/social-media" for example, that these breaks happen. Here's a list of the things I've tried to resolve or at least pin-point the issue to no avail, additional suggestions are welcome:

    • Deactivate all plugins
    • Revert to default "Twenty Eleven" theme
    • Re-Installing the latest WP
    • Visit Permalinks page to flush rewrite rules
    • Bang head and curse at computer, lol

    Thanks for your help!

  2. Martyn Haskins
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's a problem with the WordPress SEO plugin from Yoast, we're waiting for a fix. Take a look at this thread, it may help.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wordpress-seo-by-yoast-category-and-tags-dont-work-anymore/page/2?replies=38

  3. pixiegirl729
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't use that plugin and the issue still happens when all my plugins are deactivated, but thanks for your reply.

  4. Martyn Haskins
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I only get broken categories returning an Error 404 with that plug-in active, deactivate WordPress SEO 1.2.5 and all is fixed, back on and categories are broken again.

  5. pixiegirl729
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I found this reply from one of the moderators on another post and it helped with my custom post pages, but I'm still trying to figure out the issue with category widget as it pulls up the same 404 error. I might have to hard code that instead of using the default widget I suppose

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/pagination-for-custom-post-types?replies=40#post-1620769

  6. jaimed
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am facing the same problem, I actually adapted your last option "bang my head ", i am using custom permalinks whcih is initiating broken links for all category and tags like http://www...urls/category/tag/suppoert---404 ......any solution yet.

    thank you

  7. pixiegirl729
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @jaimed I ended up having to create a category.php and a tag.php file. In all my previous themes, it automatically picked up the archive.php file for these but I guess it's not doing that any longer. I did that, then I went into the permalinks, changed to default and saved, quit out of WP for good measure, then went back in and changed the permalinks back to my custom preference. Seemed to to it. Hope it helps you.

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