Support » Fixing WordPress » "Next page" on categories giving "not found" error: Solution

  • This is to potentially help solve many people’s problems with the “next page” being broken on category pages. Numerous posts on the topic here were left unanswered, so I started a new thread with a solution. In my case it’s because a page with the same name as the category existed, in the trash. Had to delete permanently. Below full details and examples.

    I had a problem with the “next page” and “previous page” on categories pages in a custom permalink structure of /%category%/postname%/. For example: (and I also had the “Wp No Category Base” plugin on.

    From the homepage, would work but would just give me a “Not found” error.

    After a searching a few days, I finally found what solve the problem in MY case…. I had a PAGE in “Pages” WITH THE SAME NAME AS THE CATEGORY (for example “myjournal”). It was in the TRASH. Being in the trash still creates a problem. You have to go the the Trash folder and DELETE PERMANENTLY.

    That solved the problem instantly. I hope it does for others.

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