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Wordpress Permalinks Issue

Wordpress Permalinks Issue

Wordpress Permalinks Issue

I just got done transferring a Wordpress website from a development site to a live site.

The main page works just fine, however when I try to access any of the other pages created, it gives a 404 Not Found error. The page names haven't changed (they are in the following structure: website.com/contact-us/). I've changed the Permalinks to the Postname option and saved it. That still did not help.

I've gone to the pages I've created and tried to manually update the actual Permalink and it still doesn't help. I need to try to get this resolved asap. Let me know what information will be needed to resolve this.


RE: Wordpress Permalinks Issue

Disregard. I have it working now.


RE: Wordpress Permalinks Issue

Can I also give you a small suggestion. Straight from WP


For performance reasons, it is not a good idea to start your permalink structure with the category, tag, author, or postname fields. The reason is that these are text fields, and using them at the beginning of your permalink structure it takes more time for WordPress to distinguish your Post URLs from Page URLs (which always use the text “page slug” as the URL), and to compensate, WordPress stores a lot of extra information in its database (so much that sites with lots of Pages have experienced difficulties). So, it is best to start your permalink structure with a numeric field, such as the year or post ID.

I found this out the hard way when a site started stalling, and failing.

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | Marketing and Creative Services

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