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  • I have a WP2.5 blog at

    My page permalink structure is /%postname%/ and my tag base is empty (default). When you click on a link, or enter a link, to the tag, nothing ever comes up. Switching permalinks to “ugly” generates a “Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.” instead of a 404 page, but does not resolve the issue.

    All of the tags exist in wp_terms. In fact, browsing through the post list shows that all of the tags are there.

    My .htaccess file is below, and I have confirmed permissions and proper httpd.conf settings (also below).

    I’m not sure if this problem started when I moved to a dedicated server or when I installed WP2.5, but it was not the case before.

    Turning the latest version of Simple Tags on or off makes no difference.

    I have no idea what the problem could be. It’s like it’s not looking correctly, because the stuff is there.


    <VirtualHost *:80>
    Options All
    DirectoryIndex index.php
    DocumentRoot "/www/SCEL"
    <Directory "/www/SCEL">
    Options All
    AllowOverride All


    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress


    define('DB_NAME', 'sto0725204332433'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'root'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', '**********'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this $
    define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
    define('DB_COLLATE', 'utf8_general_ci');

    Let me know if anyone has any ideas.


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  • I have this same issue also with WP2.5 also using the Simple Tags plugin. My permalink structure is /%category%/%postname%/.

    Here is the blog…

    In the left column there is a tag cloud which when a tag is clicked returns an Error 404 page UNLESS the tag has been used in a post title. If the tag is used in a post title then that post appears when the tag is clicked.

    Thanks for any help.

    UniqueTracks, I saw the 404 error page result. Though, using the default permalink structure —
    returns a “Sorry, no posts matched your criteria, please try and search again.” instead, which means that the default method is at least calling on one template file (maybe just the index.php).

    Have you tried debugging your theme and plugins? If not, try that. E.g.,
    (1) Make sure your blog is properly configured for its actual location and URL.
    (2) Switch to a default theme. Does the problem still occur?
    (3) Turn off all plugins. Does the problem go away? If so, activate one plugin at a time and check until the problem occurs. That plugin should be the culprit, though it could be some rare conflict between particular plugins.

    I have the same problem. Using WP 2.7 and WP Cumulus plugin, the theme is RevolutionTV.

    My page permalink structure is My page permalink structure is /%category%/%postname%/ and my tag base is the default (empty) by clicking a tag the result is an empty page:

    Any Ideas?

    Thanks in advance

    Anyone knows how to fix it?

    Any help will be appreciated.

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