[resolved] New Post permalinks giving 404 error (2 posts)

  1. flippertie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm maintaining a site and all was going smoothly till today. The front page is static, and posts go to 'News'.

    When I post all seems to be well, and the post appears at the top of the 'News' page. But when I click the title to go to the individual page I get a 404 - not found.

    This happens for any new post I make as of this morning. Permalinks to older posts work fine. I have done a lot of work on the site today - but only adding new pages etc. The only config change I've made is to change the default category from 'uncategorized' to 'news'.

    My permalink structure is /%category%/%postname%/

    I've tried the following :
    - changed theme (error was the same)
    - deleting and recreating the posts
    - changing the post name to update the slug
    - manually changing the slug
    - editing the posts
    - the problem is still there.

    Any suggestions as to where I go next?

    I don't want to restore to backup - too much done since the last one. I'm OK to check mySQL databases if absolutely necessary, but would rather resolve through the front end...

  2. flippertie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Resolved it!

    After re-reading my own post I thought the advice i'd give anyone else was to check the Category changes - so I did before someone else toled me to.....

    Turns out the default category thing can be case sensitive.

    I had a category 'News'. This gives a permalink like "mysite.com/news/post_name"

    When I changed the default category i called it 'news' instead of 'News'.

    For some reason that was screwing with WP's ability to display the post on a single page.

    I changed the default to 'News', then changed categories on the posts a couple of times, and now they all resolve correctly.

    Hope this helps someone else in the future...

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