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  • Hi there!

    I just figured out that Google Webmaster Tools shows lots of error messages. They come from wrong category names e.g. “” instead of “” (see here:

    In addition, there’s a problem when I’m trying to add a category to my menu navigation (via “Design – Menues – Categories – Add to Menue), these links also say “” (without the “category” in it’s path). But those pages or urls aren’t existing …

    I left the WordPress setting by default, just switched in “permalinks” the post links to “”, that’s all. The field “Category Basis” is left blank.

    I really hope somebody can help me with that because I don’t have a clue wthat to do!

    Thanks in advance!!!

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  • But those pages or urls aren’t existing …

    Your ‘wrong’ category URLs do work. For example, the blackberry category at “” is full of posts about blackberry phones, and if you check the HTML source you can see that it is loading from a category template.

    Your “*” URLs work too, in a sense. You have a 301 redirect from those URLs to the URLs without the ‘category’ part. That is, from “” to “”

    If all you did was click the “Post Name” radio button at wp-admin->Settings->Permalinks then something else is causing this– a plugin or something in your theme.

    Is this a new install or an old site?

    @s_ha_dum Thanks, but in the meantime I found a plugin that cancelles all appeareances of “/category” – that’s why now appearing posts e.g. in “…/blackberry” (without “category”). Earlier there was always a 404 error ..

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