Edit: Fixed. I had an error in my permlink structure.

I have a problem with individual posts not showing with their URL.

I have set a custom category base in Permlinks called 'story'. I have a blogpost category called 'chapters', which has a subcategory 'chapter-1'.

Both category pages show fine, but when I want to go to the post (I have to, because I'm using the read more link) I get a 404 error, it can not find the post.

The post does show on the category pages, but the actual link, which wordpress creates as: site.com/story/chapters/chapter-1/post-name/ doesn't work. It looks good to me, that's how I want the URL structure to be.

What can I be doing wrong?

closed as too localized by fuxia Mar 9 '13 at 15:37

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Your Permalink Settings should be:


if you set it to subcategory only then you will have what you desire:


  • That's what I have, indeed. But it's not working. The correct and desired URL is being created for the post, but the post is not there/404. – Gerben Jacobs Jun 16 '12 at 8:45
  • Can you share the link to your site? – Abdus Jun 16 '12 at 20:09

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