Support » Plugin: Pages with category and tag » Conflict between existing page permalink and category same slug as permalink

  • Resolved mattsson


    This plugin installed easily for me, but I quickly found that it doesn’t let the page permalink contain the category name the way posts do. I wanted the plugin so page URLs could contain the category name.

    So I won’t be using this Pages with Category and Tag plugin. However I want to let others know of a problem I had.

    I created a category name that matched the permalink of a page. In my example the page had URL /sputtering-systems. The plugin let me do that. I made a test page and a test post that used the category name. I could view my test PAGE as /sputtering-systems-test-page and I could view my test POST as /sputtering-systems/test-post.

    However I could no longer visit my original page! Instead I got a server error “too many redirects.” I cleared browser cache to the beginning of time, but the error persisted even after each of these changes, with a clearing of browser cache after each try:
    – removed the post’s category (then WP changed it to uncategorized)
    – deactivated the plugin (then the page’s category was gone)
    – removed the plugin

    I could visit my original page ONLY after restoring the website from backup.

    I see YAHMAN has answered from an earlier problem report, that “due to the nature of WordPress, categories and tags will remain even if you remove the plugin.” I didn’t know to remove the categories and tags manually before I restored my website, so I don’t really know if the restore from backup was actually necessary.


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  • Thread Starter mattsson


    Hi all, I have an update.

    This morning I noticed I still have a regular WordPress category with slug “sputtering-systems” and one post that’s in that category. I’m still able to display my /sputtering-systems PAGE and my /sputtering-systems/test-post.

    That is, I believe my /sputtering-systems page’s server “too many redirects” problem was caused by the plugin and not by the regular WordPress category.


    Thread Starter mattsson


    Hi All,

    Well, the “too many redirects” problem NOW looks like it was caused by me having a folder on the server named /sputtering-systems.

    Because the problem came back after I created such a folder, and disappeared after I renamed it.


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