Support » Fixing WordPress » category slug not working as permalink

  • Resolved dskessler

    (@dskessler)


    when i make a category wordpress still uses a URL ending in something like /?cat=33 instead of the slug that i assigned it.
    and when i type in the URL with the slug name, i just get an error page.
    so if my slug name is something like slug-name, shouldn’t the URL look like http://wordpressblog.com/slug-name or am I missing something?

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  • You’re missing something 😉

    Visit Options -> Permalinks and change to something that’s not “Default”.

    More to read at Using_Permalinks in the codex.

    ah ok, so now if i change the permalink structure to something other than default all the categories come up as errors. do i have to edit all my posts now?

    Hard to say without being able to see it in action.

    You might want to look over the troubleshooting stuff back at the Permalinks codex page.

    problem solved. had to perform a chmod 777 on directory. do this though your ftp client to make directory writable before changing permalink structure.

    Actually, just the .htaccess file needs to be writable. Not the whole directory.

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