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Broken category paths WordPress


My category links stopped working. I have posts filed under each one and they had been working fine, but I just noticed that they no longer do. Unfortunately, I have no idea <em>when</em> they stopped working or what I did to break them.

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Answers (4)


Peter Michael answers:

Try to re-save your permalink settings

Ant Lively comments:

Thanks.. I just changed the category base to "category" in permalink settings, but they still don't work.


Julio Potier answers:


Save again your permalinks settings, if this does not work, please copy/paste your .htaccess file

See you

Ant Lively comments:

Thanks.. I just changed the category base to "category" in permalink settings, but they still don't work.

.htaccess file:

# Use PHP5 Single php.ini as default
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5s .php

# BEGIN Audiobar
# END Audiobar

# 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

Julio Potier comments:

htaccess is ok.
Can you try to deactivate all plugins and see if your links works again ?
If yes : reactivate plugins 1 by 1 to find which one is the bad one.
If no : i'm already think about this ...



Luis Abarca answers:

Change your permalinks to default, save
Select again your custom permalink, save

Try to deactivate some plugins in reverse chronological order in wich were activated

Ant Lively comments:

Thanks Luis! Strangely enough, this worked. I think the first couple of responses here <em>may</em> have been suggesting the same thing, but they weren't very specific, so I hadn't tried switching to default and back to custom. Doing this 2-3 times seems to have done the trick!


Just Me answers:

Your link directs to

What is the (perma)link used in the category overview page? (when you hover the "View" link).
What happens if you click that View link, does it show up then?

Ant Lively comments:

Here's what my [[LINK href=""]]category overview[[/LINK]] page looks like.

When I click on "View", it still takes me to [[LINK href=""]]this[[/LINK]] page.

Just Me comments:

Your category overview page, shows a permalink option too. What happens if you add the "category" part there.