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  • Hello,

    Here is my problem: For any post (including custom posts), URLs with a category return a 404 (or sometimes a single post within that category). However, if I update permalinks in the admin panel, everything works fine – for a few minutes. Then the links spontaneously break again.

    Pages where this is happening: (clicking on the category links in the widget area). (custom post type)

    I am using the Easy Content Types plugin (from Pippins Plugins) to manage the “profiles” category, and will also ask on Pippins site.

    If there is something I can check to see how/why the permalinks work and then don’t, I would appreciate someone pointing in the right direction.

    Thanks for any help.

    – Peter

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  • Can you provide a list of the other plugins you have installed?

    Thread Starter Peter.Ingersoll


    I’m using the Genesis Framework with the following plugins:

    Category Post Info Control
    Custom CSS Manager
    Dynamic Widgets
    Easy Content Types
    Edit Author Slug
    Genesis Custom Post Types Archives
    Genesis Simple Edits
    Genesis Social Profiles Menu
    Genesis Widgetized Not Found & 404
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Gravity Forms
    Gravity Forms CSS Ready Class Selector
    Gravity Forms Highrise Add-On
    Gravity Forms MailChimp Add-On
    Just A Tweet
    Page Excerpt
    Random Image
    Spam Free WordPress
    Use Google Libraries
    Wordfence Security
    WordPress Editorial Calendar

    Installed but Inactive
    Add Custom Post Types Archive to Nav Menus
    Genesis Admin Bar Plus
    Genesis Featured Widget Amplified
    Genesis Layout Extras
    Genesis Single Post Navigation
    Gravity Forms Toolbar
    Gravity Forms Twilio Add-On
    Health Check
    Hybrid Connect (was/want active)
    Posts 2 Posts
    Pretty Link Lite (was/want active)
    Regenerate Thumbnails
    Restrict Content
    SEO Crawlytics
    Touch Punch

    Deactivate all plugins and delete plugins that you do not want/ that are kept inactive. If this resolves the issue, activate plugins one by one to locate the problematic one.

    Does your child theme for Genesis register any custom post types?

    Thread Starter Peter.Ingersoll


    I’m using the Agency 2.0 child theme. It does not have custom post types. The only CPT I have is the “Profiles” created in ECPT.

    One note: I updated/resaved the permalinks and I saw that the .htaccess file changed accordingly (i.e., the file time changed). However, after a few minutes when the URLs broke again, I see that the .htaccess does not change – the permalinks just don’t work.

    This is all that’s in .htaccess:

    # 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]
    # END WordPress

    Did you follow Krishna’s advice?

    Thread Starter Peter.Ingersoll


    esmi, Krishna –

    Not yet. This is a live site, so I can’t try this until later tonight (I’m in the New York time zone.)

    Of course, I’m looking for clues of why this might happen to be a bit more efficient. For example, is this more likely to be an issue with the service / host (A Small Orange) and/or something in a configuration outside of WP?

    – Peter

    It’s impossible to say for sure at this point. You could try contacting your hosts and asking them if they know of any reason why the server should apparently stop reading the .htaccess file correctly.

    Thread Starter Peter.Ingersoll


    It may be Premise by Copyblogger Media.

    I’ll have to give it more time but once deactivated the URLs worked at they seem to be sticking. I’m not sure where the conflict is.

    I’ll post to Premise support and see if there is an answer and then finish up here.

    Thanks for the help.

    – Peter

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