Permalinks fail in WordPress 2.5 and 2.6

Here’s a BIG problem with WordPress 2.5 and 2.6 that might ruin your blog.

Permalinks may fail.  With my specific theme I got an error that said “Sorry the tags had been deleted “.  You may see a different error.

The reason for this was because the WordPress PHP function “have_posts()” was returning nothing.

“have_posts()” failed because Rewrite.php has big errors in it. (Src1, Src2, Src3)

I am not sure why that fails (I’m a .Net guy not PHP) but here is how I fixed it.

1. Log into your admin console.
2. Click on Settings
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3. Click on PermaLinks
4. Scoll to the bottom and put text into Category base and Tag base.
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5. Click Save Changes
That’s it

Some of your links to your categories and tags may be changed, but this should work for you.

You may have to hit ctrl-F5 on each page to reload it correctly.

If you’re not having problems with this, then you can ignore this post.

0 thoughts on “Permalinks fail in WordPress 2.5 and 2.6”

  1. Interesting. I’ll have to double-check my blogs. I set up a couple new ones on WP 2.5.1 and when I entered anything into the Category base and Tag base fields, it just seemed to be ignored.

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