Permalinks causing a headache! (8 posts)

  1. g3legacy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, i'm having problems with a page i'm making not showing up (404). I have read all the info on the codex page about permalinks and don't usually have a problem with it. Same hosting so no rewrite issues that I know of. Some of the circumstances are new though;

    -The page that can't be found is a parent of another page. Im doing this so I can populate the parent page with a loop of child pages.
    - The parent is a custom post type ( dont know if this holds any significance)
    - When I try a new custom permalink structure the page will then work, but when I make any other changes like adding a new page to the site the 404 appears again! Seems weird to me!

    My normal structure is /%category%/%postname%/

    If I turn the default on the page is found fine, but I dont want that because of SEO...

    Any guesses?

  2. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. g3legacy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, thanks for the link - I haven't read that page before.

    I tried the details in the linked article ( take the htaccess file down, go in and set up permalinks again ), it didn't work. Still only the default that's working.... *head on desk*

    I also found a function (linked from that page you sent) written to sort out the 404's with lots of positive feedback from users, that didn't work either.

    Have I missed something else?

  4. g3legacy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Anyone had any problems like this and solved it?

    I have tried all sorts of different combos like /%category%/%postname%/ and /%postname%/ and /%category%/%postid%/ etc.

    Every time I make a new custom permalink I have never used before they work as expected. When I add any additional pages it all the parent/child page links break again. If I flush the permalinks nothing happens, and the custom permalink I set-up can't be used again. If I set a new combination it works again, until I add or modify pages. Seems a weird problem to me.

    So far, only the default permalinks setting will work, which isn't much use.

    Any help?

  5. g3legacy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hate to keep going on about this but it's not even close to being sorted. At the moment I think I will need to drop the parent/child relationship if it won't work, and maybe use some custom meta boxes to parse the info instead. I'd rather this would just work though!

    Any advice? Please ; )

  6. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try resetting your custom permalinks back to the default setting and deleting/renaming your WordPress .htaccess file. If that works, then try reading Using_Permalinks before setting a custom permalink structure again.

    Documentation: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

  7. g3legacy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I will try this again later for the sake of it - but I have done all those steps several times already...it made not difference whatsoever :(

  8. AminkaOzmun
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I noticed the same problem: I tried turning a regular no-parent page into a child page and WordPress keeps redirecting all hyperlinks to it somewhere else!

    That only happens for that one page; all other similar pages were turned into child pages with no issues whatsoever. So I simply renamed the problem page's URL/slug and magically everything's all right again!

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