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How to force a 404 on WordPress

I need to force a 404 on some posts based on conditions. I managed to do it ( although I don't know if I did it the right way) and I'm a getting my 404.php template to load as expected. My code: ...
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Cannot access non-wordpress subdirectories as wordpress overrides them with a 404 error

I refer to this question previously asked and not suitably answered: Wordpress overriding actual subdirectories and also Non "Wordpress" pages/code getting 404 error I have the same problem ...
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After server migration only the homepage works

I have recently changed hosting of my WordPress site to VPS.net. I have moved all of my files and imported the database. Everything appeared to be fine until I clicked a link and noticed that all of ...
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Why when I submit a form in wordpress it loads a 404 page though URL is correct

I am just creating a simple contact form, but I notice that it seems to post to an invalid page. The url in the browser is correct but the title of the page is "Page not found" on the top of the page ...
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Are there any hooks that alter the 404 logic?

Provided you have a 404 page defined in your theme, Wordpress will display a 404 page if "tag" is defined in $wp_query->query_vars, and there are no posts matching that tag. I'm writing a plugin that ...
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How to create custom 401, 403 and 500 error pages?

When a 404 error is encountered, a 404.php template file can be used to render a custom error message. This is documented in the Template Hierarchy article. My aim is to create custom error pages ...
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Redirect Restricted Page to 404

Is there a way to show a 404 page if the current logged in user does not have the right clearance to view the page? I am looking for a PHP method, something like if( !current_user_can('administrator')...
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Page returns 404 with POST variables, but not without

I have a problem with my page. I'm trying to make a "Contact Us" page. It's working perfectly fine design-wise. But when I try to send the form to the same page as origin. It returns 404 error. It ...
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Changing permalinks gives me 404 errors on nginx

EDIT It turns out that I was barking up the wrong tree trying to edit .htaccess, as nginx doesn't use it. What I apparently need to do is edit my .conf file. Before I read this, my_app.conf looked ...
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Custom post type single page returns 404 error

I have a custom post type called slide. It has content and some custom fields. I want WP to show the single.php theme or single-slide.php theme when the user clicks the slide single page link. the ...
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How to prevent automatic redirection of 404 errors and “incorrect” URLs?

Wordpress has a feature whereby it will automatically redirect your URLs if it percieves them to be written wrongly. Here is an example: I have a page called my-page If I go to: www.mysite.com/...
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How do I skip wordpress's 404 handling and redirect all 404 errors for static files to 404.html?

How do I skip wordpress's 404 handling and redirect all 404 errors for static files to 404.html? I read and it seems its not possible when using permalinks? The objective is to reduce the server ...
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Getting hierarchical custom post type permalinks to work just like pages

I've dug through every question here on custom post type permalinks, but most seem to be either problems with custom taxonomy rewrites, or the obvious missing of flush_rewrite_rules(). But in my case, ...
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WordPress Migration: Getting 404 Errors: Only Home Page works

I just migrated my ecommerce website (www.getfitkart.com) from shared hosting to Linode. Now only the home page is working but the other pages are not getting served. I am getting the following error ...
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WordPress /page/2 404 pagination problem - what to do?

I came across the /page/2 404 pagination problem and tried to find a solution. I've read some suggestions, but it didn't help yet. Working: http://pandasnacozinha.com.br/bolos-doces-e-sobremesas/ ...
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Why is the loop not empty on some 404s?

I came across a weird issue. Say you access a random url, three or more levels deep: http://example.com/a/b/c http://example.com/a/b/c/d ... Then is_404() is true. So far so good. But for some ...
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What is This esc_html_e() i wordpress php?

why do developers use <?php esc_html_e() >? in 404 pages, what does it mean, how does it works?
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Inconsistent temporary 404s on whole install | PHP error with post-template.php

I'm deeply confused by this one: I have a WordPress install on a Media Temple GS [one of many which work fine and are configured almost exactly the same] which is occasionally giving me 404s sitewide. ...
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Custom post type pagination 404 fix?

Been trying to get this working all day but haven't had any luck... I have a custom post type called 'news' and an archive template (archive-news.php), here I'd like to show 2 posts with pagination, ...
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How to Change 404 page title

i have try many methods after searching on internet but unable to ramove Nothing Found from my 404 page title how to do it please help me even i have us this in my 404 page header if( is_404() ) ...
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How to eliminate weird 404 errors in wp-admin?

I run a WordPress site with about 70 active plugins. Every so often, I'll get a random error page ("Not Found", though I haven't checked the headers to see if it's a 404) on a /wp-admin/ ...
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How to intercept a 404 error

I'd like to intercept 404 errors and do some things before to show the 404 error page. How can intercept the 404 error?
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How do I programmatically generate a 404?

How can I get something like this to work? // in a plugin / theme: // This imaginary function will make WordPress think that the // current request is a 404. // Ideally this function could be ran ...
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Display search results within the same page

Problem I have a page on my site where I need to do additional searching within that page. I am using the default way of WordPress searching with <?php get_search_form(); ?> for my main header ...
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How to get permalinks with category base working with sub-categories

I ran into an issue with a site that needs the category base also included in the custom permalink structure. I know this is an issue and I have read many posts like this that gave me some insight... ...
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Setting 404 page in Nginx

I am using this page (http://wiki.nginx.org/WordPress) to setup my WordPress on a nginx/php-fpm server. Everything is okay, except the 404 page When I request www.example.com/foo, it send me the ...
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Custom post type 404s with rewriting even after resetting permalinks

I created a custom post type, of which the (simplified) arguments are: register_post_type( 'Event', 'public' => true, 'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'eventy'), 'has_archive' =&...
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I'm getting a 404 message when I try to access wpadmin

I can't access wp-admin at all after changing wp-config folder permission for hardening my security. The content for the site load find, I cant access wp-admin at all, all I get is 404 message.
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External page integrated into WordPress returns a 404 error

I have a script that I'd like to call via AJAX from my WordPress theme, it relies upon some core WordPress functions so I am including WordPress blog header like so: define( 'WP_USE_THEMES', false ); ...
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Custom Post Types 404 Issue

I dont know why my custom post types render the Page not found. This is the code I am using to register custom posts. www.example.com/products/product1/ renders 404 where as www.example.com/?products=...
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get_the_ID() gives notice in 404 page

I'm using get_the_ID() in my wp_enqueue_scripts action due to some needs, But as result I'm getting the following notice (wp-debug is on): Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in C:\wamp\...
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Including category-base in a post permalink results in 404

I have static front-page and separate page /news/ as the Posts page. I would like to have the single-post URLs like this: www.example.com/news/categoryname/subcategory/postname/ and for the category ...
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404 Error On Category and Tags Pages

Okay So I'm facing a weird problem as i'm receiving 404 errors on blog category and tag pages. I'm using custom theme which includes: tag.php category.php archive.php home.php index.php and 404....
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Custom permalink structure leads to be 404 on pagination

I have a permalink issue. For your information, there are a few different categories within a website and there are many posts in a single category. My permalink setting is: Custom Stucture: /%...
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Wordpress Theme's 404.php not found, server defaults to Apache's own 404 page

if I just type something to provoke a 404 Error on my Wordpress installation, Wordpress doesn't load its own 404.php file, but the Apache server's own 404 error message gets displayed. What is wrong ...
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Custom post type archive 404's with paginate_links

im using paginate_links function to create pagination on my custom post type archives, no matter what i do im hitting 404 errors when going to view page 2 (ie clicking to go on one page in the ...
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Error 404 Page Not Found When Updating a Post or Page

Help! All of a sudden my Wordpress admin has started showing a 'Error 404 Page Not Found' message whenever I try to update an existing post or page on my site. Creating new posts and pages works fine....
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Wordpress GET parameters causing 404 Not Found

all, I'm having a problem with my wordpress page while using encrypted $_GET parameters to obtain data. this is my function: function encryptDecrypt($key, $string, $decrypt) { if($decrypt) { ...
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multisite 404 error for subdirectory

I am attempting to create a multisite as a subdirectory and I have followed the network instructions to the 'T'. The multisite seems to be set up correctly, the .htaccess and wp-config.php files seem ...
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How to open the 404 page in the Theme Customizer preview?

I have added option fields in my theme's Customizer that allow you to change how your 404 page looks. Problem is, the user can't actively see the changes. I have a specific section for my fields, ...
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Pagination throws 404 error on custom taxonomy archive pages

I have created a custom taxonomy for a custom post type called "portfolio" like so: function jvs_portfolio_categories_init() { register_taxonomy( 'project-category', 'portfolio', ...
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WordPress thinks my custom route is a 404

I created a plugin that sets up a custom route and then loads a template file for that url. Everything works fine, except that WordPress seems to think it's a 404 even though it's correctly rendering ...
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Does Wordpress contain “default” anti-SQL injection code that responds with a 404 error?

I've been through the “seven layers of the candy cane forest” on this one… :) Our plugin receives data via a POST request. On a particular site that has our plugin installed, we observed odd ...
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Single custom post type page redirecting to 404 page

I have declared post type as below: $args = array( 'labels' => $labels, 'public' => true, 'publicly_queryable' => true, 'show_ui' => true, '...
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Preventing 404 error on empty date archive

On a date archive page when no posts exist (for that date) WordPress throws across to the 404 page. Is there a way to make WordPress continue to use the original archive instead of the 404. That way ...
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Different wordpress 404 template for different post type [duplicate]

I want to have different 404 template for each custom post type. eg. I have post type name event and the link will be domain.com/event/my-event-name but if it link to page that not have post domain....
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404 on child page when parent page slug is identical to custom post type

The internet is swamped with this issue but all the results were from 2010-2011 so I wanted to check if there was any advancement in the matter. I have the following scenario: Created a custom post ...
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Hierachical Custom post types permalinks not working

Been looking for someone with this same problem for hours now so I decided to post my own thread. I have a hierachical custom post type called contact-information. Using this I have parentpages ...
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How to disable a Custom Post Type Feed?

I have been experiencing 404 errors in my Google webmaster tools reports, caused by Custom Post Type (CPT) feed URLs. I would like to completely deactivate the CPT feed URLs, so that the 404 errors ...
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How can i avoid the permalink start with 'blog' while using the custom post type?

I used the custom Structure /blog/%category%/%postname%/ for blog. also i have a custom post type named 'FAQ' while viewing the faq posts, it is showing the /blog/faq/%faq_category%/%postname%/. When ...

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