[resolved] [Plugin: WP Super Cache] Returns 404 instead of 200 (5 posts)

  1. pragone
    Posted 7 years ago #


    Though the plugin seemed to work correctly and pages did load faster, found a huge problem with this plugin for SEO.

    All requests returned a 404 response code. This is a nightmare for SEO as my whole site was taken down from Google's Index. I didn't realize this until I checked my Google Webmasters tool account and saw the errors reported.
    Now I'll have to wait for my pages to be indexed again and recover the good positions I had.

    Please, fix this problem as this is critical for a good SEO, once you fix it I'll reinstall it again. Meanwhile I highly discourage the use of this plugin if appearing in search engines is important for you.


  2. Donncha O Caoimh
    Posted 7 years ago #

    pragone - that's weird. I haven't seen this happen. Perhaps it's a problem with your theme or some other plugin?

  3. pragone
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I agree that's very weird.

    I'll have a look at the code to see if I can see the catch

  4. pragone
    Posted 7 years ago #

    As usual the problem was a PEBCAC. Terribly sorry it works OK.

    I had another issue though. Files were not shown as cached. After playing a while with this I realized that the problem was that wp-content/advanced-cache.php was a symlink and apparently my web hosting is not configured to follow symlinks.

    I replaced the symlink with a copy of the file and now it's working OK. Perhaps the copy should be preffered over the symlink.

    Anyway... thanks a lot for the plugin! it works great.

  5. pragone
    Posted 7 years ago #

    BTW. the problem was I copied the rewrite rules by hand and commented out wordpress' default rules.

    What puzzles me right now is that I was able to see the pages... I don't understand how. Anyway.... if you have this problem check if you are a smart-ars like me and read the instructions well....

    They say: "Make sure they appear before any existing WordPress rules." and not instead :P

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