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One of my categories is broke (8 posts)

  1. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I can't figure this out, maybe it's obvious so please forgive me...

    My news category works as you would expect:
    http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/news/

    However my exhibitions category gives a 404:
    http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/exhibitions/

    I did used to have an exhbitions.php template applied to a static page called 'exhibitions', but have deleted the template and the static page - so in theory it should work the same way as the news category?

  2. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Is your blog installed in the directory /news/ ? If so, wouldn't it need to be /news/exhibitions/ to get the category? Have you tried changing your permalinks so that categories have a different layout like /cat/news and /cat/exhibitions/ ? If all else failed, given that you used to have a page and template by that name you might consider an alternate name for the category. Maybe change it to "exhibits" or "shows" instead of "exhibitions"?

  3. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The blog is installed to the root. However my category base for permalinks is set to '/..' which means that all categories are listed directly under the root; /news or /exhibitions instead of cat/news or /cat/exhibitions.

    Interestingly changed the slug of Exhibitions to exhibitionss seems to have fixed the problem - http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/exhibitionss - although I can't leave it like spelt like this it seems to be a temp fix.

    Hmmm

  4. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Still can't fix this, can anyone help?

  5. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    So now i've just realised that http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/Exhibitions works, but http://www.deirdre-edwards.co.uk/exhibitions doesn't.

    Weird cos the slug of the page is definitely 'exhibitions'....

  6. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Have you edited the category slug to be "Exhibitions" instead of "exhibitions"?

  7. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi Beel, yeah I tried this already thanks ... but all the rest of my pages start with a lowercase letter... it's bugging me that this one starts with a cap now!!!!

    I've also tried deleting the whole category and creating again, and have checked via phpMyAdmin that there's nothing wrong either.

  8. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Could this be something to do with the fact that I've set my category base to /.. ?

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