Thanks in advance for any help guys,

For some reason my three pages stopped working, they just 301 to the home page. I think it may of been due to installing a plugin but I am not entirely sure.

I have since deleted the pages and re-created them, if I use the same slug they still 301 to the home page. However, if I change the slug to anything else they then work. It's like the original slugs are reserved somehow. But when i check the db there is only one post using the slug ie:

    SELECT count(*) FROM wp_posts where post_name = '$mySlugName';

I would expect if there was a conflict with the slug names that there would be more than one post using the name.

Other things I have tried:

  • Disabling plugins
  • Regenerating permalinks

I'm really not sure where to go with this now, may have to start debugging the core wordpress code base.


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    Have you tried in multiple browsers? Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 20:51
  • I may be mistaken, but I believe WordPress keeps old slugs in options sometimes for SEO redirection. Maybe remove the old slug redirect or loop in your options table for _wp_old_slug
    – Howdy_McGee
    Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 20:58
  • Thanks for the replies guys, I have tried mutliple browsers and clearing caches. If behaves the same when I use wget on command line too. I've looked for old slugs, but the following query returns 0 rows: SELECT * FROM wp_postmeta WHERE meta_key = '_wp_old_slug' Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 10:36
  • Have you tried testing in a fresh browser with the problem plugin disabled - you did after all suggest that this was the cause. Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 13:25
  • @TheDeadMedic Thanks for the reply, the problem still persists when I disable all plugins unfortunately Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 13:33

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I had the same problem a few weeks ago, this is what solved it for me:

Went to Settings / Permalinks, switched to Plain and Saved. After that I changed Permalink settings back to the previously used values and it worked.

Let me know if this fixes your issues.

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