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  • Resolved relativestate


    In WordPress 1.5, I had the permalink structure /articles/%postname%/ and a Page with a slug of ‘articles’ which acted as the Blix theme’s archives page. i.e. showed a list of articles, and was how you would access it.

    In 2.0, this no longer works. The ‘articles’ page now conflicts with the post permalinks. now 404s. This is strange because the permalink structure /articles/old/%postname%/ works…

    Is there anything I can do to use my old URLs again?

    (If you go to the site now, it will appear to work because I changed the articles Page’s slug to ‘archives’ so things would not break in the interim.)

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  • dylan


    I’m having a similar problem. My permalink structure was /%category%/%postname%/ but whenever I click on a permalink, after the upgrade to 2.0 I get one of those 404 errors.

    I’ve deactivated all of my plugins, on the off chance that one of them was the culprit.

    In options > permalinks I set “common options” to the default position, and now my permalinks work, but I consider this a temporary fix. What should I do?



    I am not too sure that’s the cause, but it’s worth comparing against the example at:



    Nah… Denis-de-Bernardy’s having trouble trying to customize his .htaccess beyond what WordPress generates, and I’m having problems what WordPress does after mod_rewrite does its stuff. I observe the same behavior with the URLs so it isn’t even an .htaccess problem…



    You may want to check out this thread on the testers list:



    Thanks, moshu… works now.



    Moshu, that fixed it for me, too.

    From I downloaded the updated functions-post.php and
    classes.php and installed them into /wp-includes/ over the existing ones.

    Thanks a million!



    I have a very similar problem. It does not work with custom: /%post_id%/%postname%/ . All the other options work fine. I upgraded it to 2.0 from 1.5.2. I have no plugins activated.

    I also tried the “fix” but did not fix my problem.



    Yeah, an updated functions-post.php and classes.php has fixed the problem for me as well!


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