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Permalinks Strange Error

  • Hey guys,

    I’ve recently started a new site but am having problems with the permalinks.

    When I change it to month/year/example-post I get 31/12 with no words in the url.

    I can get all sorts of variations, but as soon as I try to include %postname%, I only get the %post_id%.

    All I want is to have my post urls read site.com/%post_id%/%postname%/.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

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  • /%post_id%/%postname%/ works perfectly on my relatively vanilla test wordpress, I get /number/post-name/ coming up fine.

    Do you have any plugins which effect your permalinks? such as wp-ecommerce?

    Is your htaccess file writeable + set up?

    I only have one plugin installed so far which I doubt would be clashing with the coding.

    .htaccess file is writeable and set up so I don’t know what else it could be.



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    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    Just tried turning off all plugins and changing the theme but none of that’s causing the problem. I keep getting site.com/31/31 for the test post url.



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    /%post_id%/%postname%/ works perfectly on my relatively vanilla test wordpress, I get /number/post-name/ coming up fine.

    Ditto. I cannot replicate the problem.

    Thanks for your help anyway Esmi.

    I’ve tried rewriting the .htaccess again and it’s not working. I can get absolutely any permalink I want with the sole exception being %postname%. Is there anything I can do to find out why this isn’t working?

    Or better yet, has anyone got a quick fix for this?


    Try testing on another wordpress on something like WAMP – if you’re currently testing live, maybe its a host issue?

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