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
3. Click on PermaLinks
4. Scoll to the bottom and put text into Category base and Tag base.
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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