I am working on Arabic wordpress website and I have a problem when using arabic title for the post. the single post page always redirect to home page but with english permalinks it work perfectly

My web.config

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rule name="WordPress Rule" stopProcessing="true">
<match url=".*" />
<add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true" />
<add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" negate="true" />
<action type="Rewrite" url="index.php" />

Any help will be appreciated.

  • Unable to replicate using Nginx, this could be an IIS issue, but further information will be needed, such as what the query vars are ( install the Query Monitor plugin to see these )
    – Tom J Nowell
    Nov 5, 2016 at 15:51
  • did you follow up on @tom-j-nowell suggestion? Did you do a Network inspection using the page inspector in Firefox/Chrome to see the page code being returned?
    – Aurovrata
    Nov 18, 2016 at 13:53
  • Have you tried changing Permalink Settings to anything else? You can change it to a different pattern, save it and then change it back again.
    – Kalimah
    Nov 20, 2016 at 11:40

1 Answer 1


IIS has a problem with RTL-languages in URLs. Check your database and page encoding is UTF-8. After that try to put into system.webServer tag <globalization requestEncoding="utf-8" responseEncoding="utf-8" fileEncoding="utf-8" />

If it does not help you may use free WordPress plugin Custom Transliteration with Arabic Transliteration

  • thanks for your answe. <globalization requestEncoding="utf-8" responseEncoding="utf-8" fileEncoding="utf-8" /> cause internal server error and the plugin solution didn't worked too :( Nov 22, 2016 at 10:47

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