Somehow my archive.php is causing some problems because I'm using /%category%/%postname%/ as my permalink structure.

The next_posts_link() redirects to /category/page/2: which causes an 404 error. After changing my permalink structure to /%category%/ the pagination works fine, but I can't access any single posts or pages.

I've installed several plug-ins of course. The one that could affect the permalink structure is Yoast SEO, but after deactivating it still doesn't work.

Anyone knows what this problem can cause? Thanks in forward!

  • 1
    Deactivate all plugins one by one, switch to a bundled theme, flush your permalinks and clear all caches. Make sure that your permalink structure is working on a vanilla install. If everty thing works on a vanilla install, it is not server specific and cannot be the htaccess file. It will be a plugin or your theme causing this. There is no other way that I know of to debug the issue – Pieter Goosen Sep 29 '15 at 4:56
  • I've got it working again. I've deactivated some plugin, change my permalinks a few times and reset the categorybase in the permalink tab. I don't exactly know what caused the problem, but it's fixed. Thanks ;) – ronnyrr Sep 29 '15 at 18:25
  • I'm glad you sorted it. This sometimes the best debugging route to take with any issue where you do not have any debugging error or php errors – Pieter Goosen Sep 29 '15 at 18:26

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.