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  • I have used the Pages feature several times, hand coding the link to the page in the side bar. I created a new page today using the same method I’ve always used: Login to Admin > Write > Write Page entering Title and Page Content then pressing “Create New Page”. Under “Manage Pages” my new page appears, I can edit it but when I click “View”, I receive a 404 error page.

    I have tried changing the slug, deleting and re-creating, changing the title, entering a different page order, even trying to list it under a “parent” rather than “Main Page – No Parent”. Nothing works, I keep getting a 404 for this new page as well as other test pages I have created.

    Is this a new bug? Am I missing something? Are there only so many pages allowed? [I have 5 that work, 1 that doesn’t.]

    Thank you for any insight.

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  • You say you’re getting a 404 error? What is the URL it is trying to access and not finding anything? Are you suing mod_rewrite at all?

    The Pages feature assigns the page “slug” from the title – and creates the url itself. After saving the new page when I click “view” it tries to find and gives me a 404. I am not using mod_rewrite to my knowledge. I explained the manner I am creating new pages above, it has always worked previously. The only thing I do differently is hard code the into my side bar by hand but that isn’t the problem, as the admin delivers the 404 just by pressing “view” yet allows me to edit my content when I press “edit”.

    Just kidding, I’m told I am using mod_rewrite – have been using it all along [it allows the page slugs, right?] But why would that effect a new page all of a sudden?

    Wow, this is really, really weird. Now, side stepping the post slug altogether, I tried entering the url directly into the browser with the ID number:

    With that, it pulls up my website, but with a message that says “Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.”

    That ID number is taken directly from the admin in the “Manage Pages” section next to my new page! Again, I can click “edit” and see all of my content.

    This is really baffling, help, anyone?

    That id is the page id, not the post id, so doing ?p=504 shouldn’t work.

    Instead, try accessing it using

    I had that thought – okay doing ?pagename=slug works, but how strange that no longer works when it does on the other pages. Is this an upgrade issue?

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