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  • Hi all,

    I’ve run into a bit of trouble where my permalinks are concerned. I set them up using the following structure:


    Here’s an example:

    Everything was working just fine until I deleted one of my categories. Ever since then I’m getting a WP 404 error (as you can see if you visit the example above). Note that if I remove %category% from the permalink structure everything works as planned. Ugly permalinks like also work.

    How can deleting a category mess things up, and how can I fix the problem? I’m running WP 1.5, and my site is hosted at (on Apache 2, so I know it’s okay to use %category% in my permalink structure).

    Thanks in advance for any help!


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