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  • I just upgraded from 2.3 to 2.6. and lost my permalink options.

    Under >”Settings” >”Permalink” I get the following intro paragraph and then a blank page below. It doesn’t list any settings/options for permalinks – and gives no examples – nothing… just a blank page under the paragraph.

    Customize Permalink Structure

    By default WordPress uses web URLs which have question marks and lots of numbers in them, however WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links. A number of tags are available, and here are some examples to get you started.

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  • ok – MY FIREBUG IS identifying this problem in the script:

    ‘Structure has no properties’

    function blurry() {
    if (!document.getElementById) return;
    var structure = document.getElementById(‘permalink_structure’);
    structure.onfocus = function () { document.getElementById(‘custom_selection’).checked = ‘checked’; }

    Can anyone enlighten me as to how to fix the code?

    deleted the .hpaccess file. Now the intro paragraph has also disappeared. I only get a blank page under the permalinks subpanel. Please, can someone help? I’ve tried reinstalling 2.6.2 to no avail. Don’t know what to try next.




    you need to upload ALL the files. wp-admin has several sub-directories — make SURE those are uploaded, as well as ALL the files within.

    did that. two or three times already…. any other suggestions?
    I’m at a loss.




    did that. two or three times already…. any other suggestions?

    that would be it .. whats the url to your blog?

    I’ve tried going through the upgrade process and deleting/uploading about 7 or 8 times now… have deleted/uninstalled all plug-ins…. tried with default and other themes…. (2 days trying to solve this) but always the same thing: Everything works great except I can’t access the permalink options. The “Customize Permalink Structure” paragraph shows up. The “Common Settings” form and everything below is missing/blank. Could this be a Javascript issue? Any help you can give would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Someone with the same issue said that white space in the wp-config file was the problem, but I can’t find anything wrong with my config file.

    I’m having the same problem and it’s been like this for the past several versions of WP. I’m curently using version 2.7. I have several domains hosted at the same webhost (, and all sites have the same problem with the permalink-admin page not showing up.

    If I don’t have the .htaccess file, the paragraph you mention is showing
    If I do have the .htaccess file, the paragraph is not showing.
    But in both cases, the settings are not showing 🙁

    Please let me know if you’ve found a solution.

    Okay, here’s the fix that worked for me: Change PHP to version 5.

    My webhost has the option of running either PHP version 4 or version 5. Default is version 4. After Changeing to PHP version 5 the Permalink settings appreas.

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