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[Resolved] permalinks not working after upgrade to 3.1. and 3.1.1

  • A month ago i upgraded to 3.1 and lost my month/post permalinks. I get only 404 messages when clicking on a specific article. I posted this issue elsewhere and someone suggested that it was my apache mod rewrite file on the server.. I called my host and they said nothing had been changed. I upgraded today to 3.1.1 hoping that it would be fixed with the upgrade but it still only works with the default setting.. I’ve lost over 1,000 percent of my traffic in the last month which was a shock.. and i’d surely like to resolve this issue but I need help. thanks in advance!

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  • Check your .htaccess file in the web root folder.

    ummmmm for what though? what am i looking for?

    Samuel B


    do this
    delete the wordpress .htaccess
    now reset your permalinks to desired
    dashboard – settings – permalinks

    Wow.. I thought that was going to work.. wordpress created the new .htaccess file and with great anticipation I clicked on one of my articles.. a few actually, still getting 404 error arghhhhhhh!
    tried it again.. it will only accept the permalinks in the default mode.

    Thank you all so much for helping.. Any other suggestions?

    Forum Moderator


    Is mod_rewrite actually running on the server?

    Yes.. Host gator said that mod_rewrite is enabled by default on all of their servers. The tech also checked to be sure when i called.

    Forum Moderator


    Was the .htaccess file correctly updated?

    .htaccess is created when I delete it. when i look at htaccess with notepad all it says is:
    # BEGIN WordPress

    # END WordPress
    it is 236K in size.

    I just got this error which i’ve gotten once before but there is some indication of apache activity..
    Not Found

    The requested URL /2011/01/kayak-anglers-new-fishing-paddle/ was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    Apache mod_fcgid/2.3.6 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/ Server at beclecto.com Port 80

    Seeing the same problem, but also when I try to edit the URL Link all I get is blank popup and unable to enter any Link URL or select any current pages.

    Forum Moderator


    The .htaccess file isn’t being amended/created correctly.

    Forum Moderator


    @reidt: It is considered impolite to interrupt another poster’s thread. Please post a new topic.

    My apologies, my first time to the support forum.
    I considered that as I had the same problem with permalinks that the URL blank popup was an associated problem.

    Will post a new topic.


    okay, could it be a theme related issue? I notice you are the Theme Diva,

    Now what?

    Forum Moderator


    I doubt it’s theme related (more likely to be a server issue) but it wouldn’t hurt to deactivate all plugins and switch to the Twenty Ten theme – just in case.

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