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  • For a fully featured revamped Permalinks control panel. Maybe even renamed to a URL manager or something to that extent.

    A lot of times one of the things I spend the most time with wordpress sites is in the permalinks section, trying to figure out why my seo-optimized /%month%/%postname%/ tag or (anything similar here) keeps showing up a 404 not found page in the front end of the page.

    I have looked to this fix:

    And it has worked a decent amount of the time, but for my latest example today I have a wordpress install on the main directory of a site, and another wordpress install in a sub directory, and wow does that not like to play nice.

    There’s got to be a way to make this better, maybe not revamp the whole thing but obviously we are all open to suggestions here.


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  • Before it’s too late, yes of course i’ve been to the wordpress article about permalinks millions of times, and about 200 other pages on the topic as well

    for my latest example today I have a wordpress install on the main directory of a site, and another wordpress install in a sub directory,

    Is it possible that you might be encountering some sort of odd behavior dictated by the way (the order) by which directives are being applied? What I think I mean is, if there is an .htacces file in /root, and another .htaccess file in /root/blog, could httpd be applying the directives from two different files in such a way as to cause you 404’s?

    Is it possible that an .htaccess in a sub-directory could be subject to the rules found in the .htaccess file in the directory above it first?

    Yet again, another wordpress install, different server another bunch of dead permalinks

    This is getting seriously ridiculous. What a waste of time.

    In this example,

    The blog and pages itself work fine but if you try to get to an individual post I get a post not found.

    NEVER seen this before. WordPress permalinks continues to surprise me and make life miserable.

    for every WP install I do I will post here the permalink results just to make a point and get the word out that this NEEDS to be fixed in an upcoming version.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    You know… The problem here is that no one can reproduce this. I don’t think its WordPress. I think you’ve got a weird server or a bad setup.

    But if you really think this is WordPress, you should open a bug report in trac.

    this is with literally dozens of different hosts

    only like 20% of them work correctly, especially since there’s so many odd setups in the industry

    by odd setups i mean is previous work done on sites, redirects, htaccess files, but I have taken all out and let wordpress refresh everything on a lot of them and still no dice…

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    I’ve set up hundreds of sites and NEVER had any issues like this.

    What’s in your htaccess and what are your permalinks? Just pick on you can still edit. Maybe we have an answer.

    I hope so 🙂

    All the continue reading links…are not founds.

    I just pasted a fresh htaccess in with the normal stuff:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    updated my permalinks to
    and /%category%/ /%tag%/ like usual.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Is wordpress installed in personal-fitness-training-blog?

    I mean, is your index.php and WP-config.php in that folder? If so, you should NOT have that in your permalinks.

    What folder is your .htaccess in?

    No, it’s installed in the main directory which is also where htaccess is.

    on a side note, this is bluehost, no redirects set in cpanel as well

    i just fixed it….

    How To Fix Permalinks In WordPress When All Else Fails

    For the win, again.

    Edit: This is definitely something with WordPress.

    Double Edit: Or so I think…i really may never know.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    No… And if you keep giving up, you’re never going to get this resolved.

    And I repeat. You should open a trace ticket if you truly feel this is WordPress.

    Reading that link, I see this:

    3. From the dashboard, set permalinks to “Custom Structure” of your choice and Save it.
    Mine is: /index.php/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

    Are you using index.php in your permalinks?

    No Actually i’m sorry for the confusion

    This fix works modified.

    I set to default, like he says in the previous step, but continue to use the same permalink structure I wanted, with no issue whatsoever. Then I replace with the original rewrite.php file in wordpress to remove the php errors.

    What is this bug tracker you speak of? I just googled and found it – looks confusing lol.

    So I just tried to login with my same credentials as the forum and LOL It doesn’t work.

    WHY ME?! 🙁 *sigh*

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