I downloaded a fresh install of 2.8.5 NL, installed in on the shared hosting where I already have 2 WP’s running for a couple of years, but my fresh install doesn’t have correct permalinks on the two default pages ‘About’ (in Dutch: ‘Over’) and ‘Hello world!’ (‘Hallo wereld’):
- Uppercase characters aren’t replaced by lowercase characters
- Spaces aren’t replaced by dashes
I have been using (and installing) WP for a couple of years now, but I haven’t encountered this one before; permalinks on previous fresh installs always get rewritten to these-kind-of-permalinks (<- example).
There seems to be no permalink problem when I create new pages or posts, as the permalink preview shows me it will be creating permalinks with lowercase with dashes.
The server is a Linux machine with Apache and PHP 5 on it, with a default WP .htaccess in the root of my subdomain. Turning off all plugins and upgrading to 2.8.6 had no effect.
Why do my ‘About’ and ‘Hello world!’ don’t have the correct permalink?