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  • Joni


    I’ve spent the day migrating my web design site from TextPattern to WordPress. I’ve got permalinks turned on and have been going through and setting up some static pages. We were rocking along just fine until I decided to change the static Page name from “Meet Your Designer” (because a link to that would be very long) to “About”. Then I got 404 errors. Yet, I could still EDIT the page in the WP Console. I made sure the page slug was changed. That didn’t help so I deleted the page and started over. Still no go.

    I took a peek in my .htaccess file, which is writeable, and it looks like the code is there:

    RewriteRule ^(about)/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$ /index.php?pagename=$1&paged=$2 [QSA,L]
    RewriteRule ^(about)(/[0-9]+)?/?$ /index.php?pagename=$1&page=$2 [QSA,L]
    RewriteRule ^(about)/trackback/?$ /index.php?pagename=$1&tb=1 [QSA,L]

    What’s wrong? It’s not that anomaly about having to update the .htaccess file when you create a new page because I’ve created THREE new pages since this started: Web Hosting, Web Design Services and the second About page. The other two pages display just fine.

    Any thoughts? URL is:


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  • I don’t have an answer, but I do see something quite interesting when hitting your “about” Page without the final slash:



    Bizarre! Well, the answer could lie in the fact that when I imported my entries, the sections About, Web Hosting, Web Services and Contact were actually entries. I, lazy thing that I am, just went through the WP posts and found them and cut and pasted them into the static Page sections.

    BUT I didn’t see any errant code in the cut-and-pasted text. And I’ve already deleted TXP off my server. I’m going to see if the same thing happens when I type [it’s fine]

    or [it’s fine]

    or [it’s fine]

    Stand by.

    Update: There is a file that TXP places in the root, called “about” — why it’s there I have no idea. But, there it is. Here is a screen shot.

    Once I deleted that bad boy, everything was fine. But I wouldn’t have even thought of this if Kafka hadn’t cleverly decided to experiment with the URL/link! Thanks!!

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