[resolved] Permalinks Problems (3 posts)

  1. Bev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have 2 problems with post permalinks. I was using 3.8.1, then upgraded to 3.9-alpha-27111 and have the same problem. I could not find a reported bug that matches.

    There are 2 problems with permalink structure of Post Name /%postname%/

    1. Delete a page but leave it sitting in trash. Then create a post with the same name. The permalinks to the post will result in a 404 error since it is trying to link to the (trashed) page. This happened when I decided to move something from a page to a post.

    2. A post with no title will have a permalink of the post ID. This will be interpreted as a year, and will result in a 404 error unless you happen to have some archives from the year matching the post ID. For example, my post with no title and ID 1806 has this result when :

    Query String: year=1806&debug-this=rewrites

    Actually on further investigation, if the post has a numeric title it is also interpreted as an archive year. If you create a post titled 2014 and click on a permalink to it, you get the 2014 post archive.

  2. Issue #1 - https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11863 and https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21970

    Issue #2 only happens if the post ID/title is 4 digits. 2000 fails, 200000 does not. - https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5305

    FYI - When there's a trac ticket, we mark posts here as resolved to make sure we know to not answer them HERE! :)

  3. Bev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Clearly my search skills in the tickets failed me.

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