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Permalink Structure Switch

  • Happy Holidays.

    I switched my blog over to a new permalink structure. I had been using archive/333 for instance.

    Now I am using /index.php/title-of-post

    For some reason my old links send me to a 404 error page. My host says my htaccess is fine. I did check out this page http://codex.wordpress.org/Permalinks but still can’t seem to find a solution.

    On other blogs I own, when I switch the permalinks structure (same hosting service) the old link structure still leads me to the same page no matter which ones I use.

    As for this case, it only seems to recognize only the new structure. Any ideas what could be the problem if the htaccess isn’t the issue?

    Thanks for your time…

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  • I don’t know if WordPress is supposed to handle forwarding the old permalink structure to the new one, but in my experience, this plugin has met my needs for that function:

    http://scott.yang.id.au/code/permalink-redirect/

    hmm.. I installed it and activated it but I haven’t seen where it fixed anything…

    There is no problem if you switch from “ugly” to “pretty” permalinks, WP handles them just fine. I think you went from “pretty” to another “pretty”? With some bad luck you may have to make a redirect htaccess yourself in that case. There are some threads about the subject in these forums.

    You installed and activated the plugin, but did you configure it? Visit example.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=ylsy_permalink_redirect.php and define what your old permalink structure was.

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