WordPress.org

Support

Support » How-To and Troubleshooting » [Resolved] updated and now get 404 on all category pages

[Resolved] updated and now get 404 on all category pages

Viewing 5 replies - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Did you verify that your .htaccess file in the root folder is still there and contains what it needs to?

    Thanks Aaron!

    This is my .htaccess file – I don’t understand it!

    # BEGIN W3TC Browser Cache
    <IfModule mod_deflate.c>
    <IfModule mod_setenvif.c>
    BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
    BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
    BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
    BrowserMatch \bMSI[E] !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
    </IfModule>
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header append Vary User-Agent env=!dont-vary
    </IfModule>
    <IfModule mod_filter.c>
    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css application/x-javascript text/x-component text/html text/richtext image/svg+xml text/plain text/xsd text/xsl text/xml image/x-icon
    </IfModule>
    </IfModule>
    <FilesMatch “\.(css|js|htc|CSS|JS|HTC)$”>
    FileETag None
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set X-Powered-By “W3 Total Cache/0.9.2.5”
    </IfModule>
    </FilesMatch>
    <FilesMatch “\.(html|htm|rtf|rtx|svg|svgz|txt|xsd|xsl|xml|HTML|HTM|RTF|RTX|SVG|SVGZ|TXT|XSD|XSL|XML)$”>
    FileETag None
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set X-Powered-By “W3 Total Cache/0.9.2.5”
    </IfModule>
    </FilesMatch>
    <FilesMatch “\.(asf|asx|wax|wmv|wmx|avi|bmp|class|divx|doc|docx|eot|exe|gif|gz|gzip|ico|jpg|jpeg|jpe|mdb|mid|midi|mov|qt|mp3|m4a|mp4|m4v|mpeg|mpg|mpe|mpp|otf|odb|odc|odf|odg|odp|ods|odt|ogg|pdf|png|pot|pps|ppt|pptx|ra|ram|svg|svgz|swf|tar|tif|tiff|ttf|ttc|wav|wma|wri|xla|xls|xlsx|xlt|xlw|zip|ASF|ASX|WAX|WMV|WMX|AVI|BMP|CLASS|DIVX|DOC|DOCX|EOT|EXE|GIF|GZ|GZIP|ICO|JPG|JPEG|JPE|MDB|MID|MIDI|MOV|QT|MP3|M4A|MP4|M4V|MPEG|MPG|MPE|MPP|OTF|ODB|ODC|ODF|ODG|ODP|ODS|ODT|OGG|PDF|PNG|POT|PPS|PPT|PPTX|RA|RAM|SVG|SVGZ|SWF|TAR|TIF|TIFF|TTF|TTC|WAV|WMA|WRI|XLA|XLS|XLSX|XLT|XLW|ZIP)$”>
    FileETag None
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set X-Powered-By “W3 Total Cache/0.9.2.5”
    </IfModule>
    </FilesMatch>
    # END W3TC Browser Cache
    # BEGIN W3TC Page Cache core
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^(.*\/)?w3tc_rewrite_test$ $1?w3tc_rewrite_test=1 [L]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?([a-z0-9\-\.]+\.[a-z]+)\.?(:[0-9]+)?$
    RewriteRule .* – [E=W3TC_DOMAIN:%2]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP:Accept-Encoding} gzip
    RewriteRule .* – [E=W3TC_ENC:_gzip]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} !=POST
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} =””
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =manchesterfoe.org.uk
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \/$ [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (sitemap(_index)?\.xml(\.gz)?|[a-z0-9_\-]+-sitemap([0-9]+)?\.xml(\.gz)?) [NC]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\/wp-admin\/|\/xmlrpc.php|\/wp-(app|cron|login|register|mail)\.php|\/feed\/|wp-.*\.php|index\.php) [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (wp\-comments\-popup\.php|wp\-links\-opml\.php|wp\-locations\.php) [NC]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !(comment_author|wp\-postpass|wordpress_\[a\-f0\-9\]\+|wordpress_logged_in) [NC]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !(W3\ Total\ Cache/0\.9\.2\.5) [NC]
    RewriteCond “%{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/wp-content/w3tc-%{ENV:W3TC_DOMAIN}/pgcache/%{REQUEST_URI}/_index%{ENV:W3TC_UA}%{ENV:W3TC_REF}%{ENV:W3TC_SSL}.html%{ENV:W3TC_ENC}” -f
    RewriteRule .* “/wp-content/w3tc-%{ENV:W3TC_DOMAIN}/pgcache/%{REQUEST_URI}/_index%{ENV:W3TC_UA}%{ENV:W3TC_REF}%{ENV:W3TC_SSL}.html%{ENV:W3TC_ENC}” [L]
    </IfModule>
    # END W3TC Page Cache core

    Copy all that and save that in a text document (just to save it for your copy) and replace it with

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

    You have a lot of stuff I am not familiar with in there so the best thing to do is return it back to default to see if it works. If it does then something extra that you have in there is messing it up.

    Thanks, that worked!

    I think there was a very good reason the .htaccess was like that, we had a lot of issues with spam and things. But whatever it was didn’t work well with wordpress 3.5

    If anyone can tell me what line on that file was breaking it and why I’d be very interested!

    Thank you!!!

    Instead of adding stuff directly to .htaccess file you might want to search through the plugins that will help prevent spam that you don’t need to mess with the .htaccess file to do so.

Viewing 5 replies - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • The topic ‘[Resolved] updated and now get 404 on all category pages’ is closed to new replies.
Skip to toolbar