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Can't Change Permalink Structure On New Blog

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6:15 pm
November 3, 2011


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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My friend just started a blog today about her daughter's health problems. When she published her first post, it had that ugly "/?p=123" permalink. I told her to change it to"/%postname%/".

Unfortunately, WordPress is giving a 404 error for every permalink other than the default. I expected this with her first post, since it was already published, but it's also happening with new posts. She has /%postname%/ as the preferred URL, and that's what goes at the end of her new posts.

However, she is still getting the 404 error on her new posts. The only thing that fixes it is changing the preferred URL back to the default! I tried to use Deans Permalink Migration plugin – http://www.deanlee.cn/wordpres…..on-plugin/ – but as you can see, it doesn't handle redirects from the default structure too well.

Here is the website: http://tianasodyssey.com/

Any suggestions?

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6:38 pm
November 3, 2011


sooverthis

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Probably a dumb question, but is she changing this under her theme or under Settings > Permalinks? When I tried to change mine in my theme options, it wouldn't work.

Is she running any caching plugins that might be interfering?

I have no idea; I'll let someone smarter come along who might actually be of help. ;)

 

 

 

6:51 pm
November 3, 2011


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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That's not a dumb question at all. We went under Settings>Permalinks, and changed it to custom. She had no active plugins at the time (I just added one that helps with navigation), so it shouldn't be a cache problem.

I have never seen this happen before, and I have changed the structure on all of my websites!

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7:45 pm
November 3, 2011


Sustainable PF

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Post edited 7:49 pm – November 3, 2011 by Sustainable PF


I changed my structure after about 1.5 months.  I used the plugin Dean's Permalinks Migration plugin to retain the links from external sites to my new structure.  Give it a shot!

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7:54 pm
November 3, 2011


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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Sustainable PF said:

I changed my structure after about 1.5 months.  I used the plugin Dean's Permalinks Migration to retain the links from external sites to my new structure.  Give it a shot!

I used it on her site, but it didn't work. Cry

I actually use it on KNS Financial and it worked perfectly. Since she only has two posts, she is willing to start over. The problem is that WordPress is not recognizing the new permalink structure. I published a test post with the new permalink, and we got a 404 error when it clicked on the link from the home page (or hit the "view post" link from the dashboard).

 

It's the craziest thing…

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7:56 pm
November 3, 2011


Sustainable PF

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I'm no WP expert, but if I think of anything that might help, i'll post or email you.

What theme is she using?

 

Khaleef @ KNS Financial said:

Sustainable PF said:

I changed my structure after about 1.5 months.  I used the plugin Dean's Permalinks Migration to retain the links from external sites to my new structure.  Give it a shot!

I used it on her site, but it didn't work. Cry

I actually use it on KNS Financial and it worked perfectly. Since she only has two posts, she is willing to start over. The problem is that WordPress is not recognizing the new permalink structure. I published a test post with the new permalink, and we got a 404 error when it clicked on the link from the home page (or hit the "view post" link from the dashboard).

 

It's the craziest thing…

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7:59 pm
November 3, 2011


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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Her theme is called "Pink and Purple". I never thought about it being a problem with the theme. Let me change it to something else and see if that helps!

Thanks!

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley

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8:02 pm
November 3, 2011


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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I just changed the theme to Twenty Eleven (the WP default theme), and it still doesn't work. Here is what I just posted: http://tianasodyssey.com/test/ – gives me a 404 error, http://tianasodyssey.com/?p=47 (the same post) works.

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley

My Battle to Lose 100lbs and Pay off $100k in Debt:

http://fatguyskinnywallet.com

http://twitter.com/FGSW

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Personal Finance From A Biblical Perspective:

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8:16 pm
November 3, 2011


Suba @ Wealth Informatics

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She might want to create a .htaccess file and do a mod-rewrite enable, otherwise it won't be able to rewrite it to pretty url.

 

http://codex.wordpress.org/Usi…..Permalinks

 

So basically you would have to create .htaccess file and enable mod_rewrite. As she has only 2 posts, the easiest thing might be to copy your file and see if that works (Remove anything specific to your blog ofcourse). You can access the .htaccess file from your host control panel. It should be in the root of your folders.

 

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8:17 pm
November 3, 2011


Suba @ Wealth Informatics

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I am not seeing a new theme 2011 theme, I am seeing the old pink theme. Do you have cache enabled? You might want to disable that until you fix this… just a possibility…

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8:24 pm
November 3, 2011


Sustainable PF

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It was 9+ months ago I made the change. I do recall have  to delve into my .htaccess file way back then

 

Suba @ Wealth Informatics said:

She might want to create a .htaccess file and do a mod-rewrite enable, otherwise it won't be able to rewrite it to pretty url.

 

http://codex.wordpress.org/Usi…..Permalinks

 

So basically you would have to create .htaccess file and enable mod_rewrite. As she has only 2 posts, the easiest thing might be to copy your file and see if that works (Remove anything specific to your blog ofcourse). You can access the .htaccess file from your host control panel. It should be in the root of your folders.

 

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8:28 pm
November 3, 2011


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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Suba @ Wealth Informatics said:

She might want to create a .htaccess file and do a mod-rewrite enable, otherwise it won't be able to rewrite it to pretty url.

 

http://codex.wordpress.org/Usi…..Permalinks

 

So basically you would have to create .htaccess file and enable mod_rewrite. As she has only 2 posts, the easiest thing might be to copy your file and see if that works (Remove anything specific to your blog ofcourse). You can access the .htaccess file from your host control panel. It should be in the root of your folders.

 

(Shoot me an email if you need help)

I am definitely going to have to email you, because I didn't understand much of the directions in that article. I know that I never did anything like that for either of my sites, so I don't know if copying my file would work.

I'll probably email you on Saturday, because I don't have access to her control panel right now, only her WP dashboard.

As for the theme, I changed it back once I realized that it didn't help. I changed it back to Twenty Eleven now.

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley

My Battle to Lose 100lbs and Pay off $100k in Debt:

http://fatguyskinnywallet.com

http://twitter.com/FGSW

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8:31 pm
November 3, 2011


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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Thanks Andrea, SPF and Suba!

Suba, once I am back (I am out of town right now) on Saturday, I will contact you and hopefully you can help me to help her out!

 

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley

My Battle to Lose 100lbs and Pay off $100k in Debt:

http://fatguyskinnywallet.com

http://twitter.com/FGSW

http://www.facebook.com/fatguy…..innywallet

Personal Finance From A Biblical Perspective:

http://knsfinancial.com

http://www.facebook.com/knsfinancial

http://twitter.com/knsfinancial

8:36 pm
November 3, 2011


Suba @ Wealth Informatics

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No problem Khaleef. It should be simple enough (unless it clashes with the theme).

 

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