Support » Plugins and Hacks » Must call $wp_rewrite after update_options(‘permalink_structure’) ???
7 years, 4 months ago
After calling an update_option(‘permalink_structure’, ‘/%postname%/’) via script in functions.php, is it necessary to then call a $wp_rewrite as indicated below?
// Flush rules to pick up the new page.
If so, it the purpose of the rewrite to insure that the .htaccess file gets updated?
I ask this because just after executing the function, my pages return 404’s even though the permalinks_options.php reports that the permalink is indeed set to custom: ‘/%postname%/’)
However, I have to manually hit “Save Changes” on the permalink options page to make it stick. I’m wondering if the fix is to add the rewrite code above, or am I missing something?
wp_rewrite does not appear to have any effect. Users still have to manually click “Save Options” on the permalinks screen.
I suppose I will run firebug on that page during the update to see what’s getting set that update_options is apparently missing.
This would appear to be a bug in update_options when the option being updated is permalink_structure.
7 years, 2 months ago
I’m thinking your error was in setting the option directly in the database rather than using the
function as documented here